AnAge entry for Lagidium peruanum

Classification (HAGRID: 02501)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Chinchillidae
                    Genus: Lagidium
Species
Lagidium peruanum
Common name
Peruvian mountain viscacha

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Not much is known about the longevity of these animals. One wild born specimen was about 10 years old when still living in captivity [0671]. Considering the longevity of similar species, maximum longevity could be much longer and must be considered unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
140 days
Weaning
59 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
180 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,250 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 584705
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 236481
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