AnAge entry for Ochotona pusilla

Classification (HAGRID: 03043)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

While females may reproduce much sooner, males generally do not mate in their first year of life. It has been estimated that these animals live up to 4 years in the wild [0542]. Record longevity in captivity, however, is only 3.1 years [0671]. Further studies are necessary.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
31 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
30 days
Weaning
22 days
Litter size
8 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.8
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
9 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
262.5 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 625329
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 228609
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