AnAge entry for Mephitis macroura

Classification (HAGRID: 02615)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Mephitidae
                    Genus: Mephitis
Species
Mephitis macroura
Common name
Hooded skunk

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but one specimen lived 8.8 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

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

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180563
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 30547
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