AnAge entry for Kerodon rupestris

Classification (HAGRID: 02499)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Caviidae
                    Genus: Kerodon
Species
Kerodon rupestris
Common name
Rock cavy

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen was still alive at 12.9 years of age [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
151 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
75 days
Weaning
35 days
Litter size
1.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
5
Inter-litter interval
86 days
Weight at birth
76 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
950 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
92%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.2ºC or 100.8ºF
Basal metabolic rate
2.0110 W
Body mass
801.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002511 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 584718
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 181539
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