AnAge entry for Macroscelides proboscideus

Classification (HAGRID: 03049)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Macroscelidea
                Family: Macroscelididae
                    Genus: Macroscelides
Species
Macroscelides proboscideus
Common name
Short-eared elephant shrew

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
44 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
65 days
Weaning
19 days
Litter size
1.6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
7 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
40 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
101%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.2ºC or 97.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.2920 W
Body mass
39.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.007487 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 584922
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 29082
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