AnAge entry for Marmota monax

Classification (HAGRID: 03576)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Record longevity in captivity is 14 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
548 days
Male sexual maturity
548 days
Gestation
32 days
Weaning
46 days
Litter size
4.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
27 g
Weight at weaning
248 g
Adult weight
4,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
80%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 37.0ºC or 98.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
3.6960 W
Body mass
2650.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001395 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180137
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9995
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