AnAge entry for Mephitis mephitis

Classification (HAGRID: 02616)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
13.9 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
335 days
Male sexual maturity
335 days
Gestation
63 days
Weaning
60 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
33.5 g
Weight at weaning
493.5 g
Adult weight
3,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0143 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
81%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.5ºC or 97.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180562
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 30548
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