AnAge entry for Isoodon macrourus

Classification (HAGRID: 03061)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Peramelemorphia
                Family: Peramelidae
                    Genus: Isoodon
Species
Isoodon macrourus
Common name
Brindled bandicoot

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
6.8 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Among all mammals, this animal has the shortest gestation period recorded. One captive animal lived for 6.8 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
122 days
Male sexual maturity
200 days
Gestation
12 days
Weaning
60 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.7
Inter-litter interval
58 days
Weight at birth
0.1883 g
Weight at weaning
100 g
Adult weight
1,600 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0145 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
45%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 35.9ºC or 96.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
3.2020 W
Body mass
1551.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002064 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 552657
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 37698
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