AnAge entry for Otospermophilus variegatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02778)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Otospermophilus
Species
Otospermophilus variegatus
Common name
Rock squirrel
Synonyms
Spermophilus variegatus, Spermophilus buccatus, Spermophilus macrourus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
30 days
Weaning
53 days
Litter size
4.3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
7.8 g
Weight at weaning
100 g
Adult weight
663 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
74%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 930302
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 45472
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