AnAge entry for Marmota flaviventris

Classification (HAGRID: 03574)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Marmota
Species
Marmota flaviventris
Common name
Yellow-bellied marmot

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, these animals live up to 15 years (Ken Armitage, pers. comm.). One captive specimen was still alive after 21.2 years at Utah's Hogle Zoo [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Gestation
30 days
Weaning
33 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.9
Inter-litter interval
458 days
Weight at birth
33.8 g
Weight at weaning
479 g
Adult weight
3,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
124%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.5ºC or 97.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
8.6260 W
Body mass
4295.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002008 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180140
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 93162
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