AnAge entry for Octodon degus

Classification (HAGRID: 03541)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Octodontidae
                    Genus: Octodon
Species
Octodon degus
Common name
Degus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
14 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
182 days
Male sexual maturity
182 days
Gestation
90 days
Weaning
36 days
Litter size
6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.8
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
14 g
Weight at weaning
71.2 g
Adult weight
235 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0323 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
124%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.6ºC or 99.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.9580 W
Body mass
199.6 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004800 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 584781
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 10160
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