AnAge entry for Lagostomus maximus

Classification (HAGRID: 02503)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Chinchillidae
                    Genus: Lagostomus
Species
Lagostomus maximus
Common name
Plains viscacha
Synonyms
Viscaccia americana, Lagostomus pamparum, Lagostomus trichodactylus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
10.8 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
258 days
Male sexual maturity
456 days
Gestation
154 days
Weaning
54 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.8
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
200 g
Weight at weaning
652.2 g
Adult weight
6,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
58%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.8ºC or 98.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
10.6230 W
Body mass
6794.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001564 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 584708
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 10154
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