AnAge entry for Mustela eversmanii

Classification (HAGRID: 01847)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Mustelidae
                    Genus: Mustela
Species
Mustela eversmanii
Common name
Steppe polecat
Synonyms
Mustela eversmannii

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

These animals appear to be completely developed at 2 years of age [0455]. One specimen was at least 9.1 years old when it died in captivity [0671]. Maximum longevity could be slightly underestimated, though.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
319 days
Male sexual maturity
319 days
Gestation
36 days
Weaning
51 days
Litter size
9.4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
5.73 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,350 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
61%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

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