AnAge entry for Microgale dobsoni

Classification (HAGRID: 01545)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Afrosoricida
                Family: Tenrecidae
                    Genus: Microgale
Species
Microgale dobsoni
Common name
Dobson's shrew tenrec

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
5.6 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 434
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Record longevity in captivity is reportedly 5.6 years [0434].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
669 days
Male sexual maturity
669 days
Gestation
61 days
Weaning
29 days
Litter size
2.67 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
3.95 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
37.8 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0266 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
65%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
304ºK or 30.9ºC or 87.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.3150 W
Body mass
44.6 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.007063 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 633496
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 1206715
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