AnAge entry for Marmosa mexicana

Classification (HAGRID: 02132)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Didelphimorphia
                Family: Didelphidae
                    Genus: Marmosa
Species
Marmosa mexicana
Common name
Mexican mouse opossum

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

These animals have been reported to live up to 7 years in captivity [0542]. Other reports suggest they are much shorter-lived in captivity [0671]. Their maximum longevity must be classified as unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
14 days
Weaning
Litter size
11 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
49.5 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 552548
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 225402
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