AnAge entry for Marmota caligata

Classification (HAGRID: 03573)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Marmota
Species
Marmota caligata
Common name
Hoary marmot
Synonyms
Arctomys caligata, Marmotta caligata

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One wild born specimen was about 12.1 years old when it died in captivity [0671]. Maximum longevity could be underestimated, though.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
908 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
29 days
Weaning
28 days
Litter size
4.2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
4,300 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
68%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180139
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 93160
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