AnAge entry for Lepus townsendii

Classification (HAGRID: 03032)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Lagomorpha
                Family: Leporidae
                    Genus: Lepus
Species
Lepus townsendii
Common name
White-tailed jackrabbit

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, though it has been reported that they live up to 8 years [0610].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
333 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
39 days
Weaning
27 days
Litter size
4.3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.8
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
94.32 g
Weight at weaning
737 g
Adult weight
3,036 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.2ºC or 100.8ºF
Basal metabolic rate
7.6980 W
Body mass
2523.2 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003051 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180118
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 63225
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