AnAge entry for Otocyon megalotis

Classification (HAGRID: 02538)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Canidae
                    Genus: Otocyon
Species
Otocyon megalotis
Common name
Bat-eared fox

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

They are full grown in half a year [0434]. One wild caught specimen was about 17 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
68 days
Weaning
105 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
182 days
Weight at birth
122 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
4,150 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
97%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 183835
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9624
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