AnAge entry for Marmota marmota

Classification (HAGRID: 02775)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Marmota
Species
Marmota marmota
Common name
Alpine marmot

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild these animals live up to 13-15 years [0434]. One wild born specimen was still alive at about 17.4 years of age [0671]. There are also anecdotal reports of animals living over 18 years.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Gestation
35 days
Weaning
47 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
914 days
Weight at birth
30 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
3,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
102%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632383
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9993
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