AnAge entry for Lepus europaeus

Classification (HAGRID: 03030)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Lagomorpha
                Family: Leporidae
                    Genus: Lepus
Species
Lepus europaeus
Common name
European hare

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

It has been estimated that these animals live up to 10.7 years in the wild [0542], which is doubtful. One wild born specimen was about 10.7 years of age when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
236 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
42 days
Weaning
29 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3.8
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
119.67 g
Weight at weaning
390 g
Adult weight
4,175 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0191 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
61%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.3ºC or 100.9ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

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ITIS 552501
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9983
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