AnAge entry for Lepus californicus

Classification (HAGRID: 03028)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Lagomorpha
                Family: Leporidae
                    Genus: Lepus
Species
Lepus californicus
Common name
Black-tailed jack rabbit

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One wild born specimen was about 11.8 years of age when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
243 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
44 days
Weaning
41 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3.7
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
84.34 g
Weight at weaning
1,300 g
Adult weight
4,175 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0225 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
67%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 39.2ºC or 102.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
7.3140 W
Body mass
2300.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003180 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180115
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 48087
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