AnAge entry for Myrmecobius fasciatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02917)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Dasyuromorphia
                Family: Myrmecobiidae
                    Genus: Myrmecobius
Species
Myrmecobius fasciatus
Common name
Numbat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One male was at least 11 years old when it died at Perth Zoo [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
14 days
Weaning
243 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
471.5 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
87%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
306ºK or 32.5ºC or 90.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.9070 W
Body mass
438.2 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002070 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552592
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 55782
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