AnAge entry for Paraxerus cepapi

Classification (HAGRID: 02779)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Paraxerus
Species
Paraxerus cepapi
Common name
Smith's bush squirrel
Synonyms
Paraxerus cepate

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but one specimen lived 9.6 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
185 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
57 days
Weaning
40 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
60 days
Weight at birth
12.88 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
216 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 39.1ºC or 102.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.8110 W
Body mass
223.6 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003627 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632395
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 47973
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