AnAge entry for Paraxerus poensis

Classification (HAGRID: 02780)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Paraxerus
Species
Paraxerus poensis
Common name
Green bush squirrel

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these endangered animals, but one specimen lived 7.3 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
128 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
55 days
Weaning
Litter size
1.4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
60 days
Weight at birth
9.91 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
134 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 632401
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