AnAge entry for Ochotona princeps

Classification (HAGRID: 03042)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Lagomorpha
                Family: Ochotonidae
                    Genus: Ochotona
Species
Ochotona princeps
Common name
North American pika

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

It has been estimated that these animals live up to 7 years in the wild [0573]. One wild born captive specimen was about 7 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
347 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
30 days
Weaning
28 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.2
Inter-litter interval
30 days
Weight at birth
9 g
Weight at weaning
81.1 g
Adult weight
100 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0376 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
70%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
313ºK or 40.1ºC or 104.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.9320 W
Body mass
109.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.008550 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180109
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9978
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