AnAge entry for Perameles nasuta

Classification (HAGRID: 02268)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Peramelemorphia
                Family: Peramelidae
                    Genus: Perameles
Species
Perameles nasuta
Common name
Long-nosed bandicoot

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen was at least 5.6 years old when it died [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
135 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
12 days
Weaning
66 days
Litter size
2.7 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
53 days
Weight at birth
0.245 g
Weight at weaning
150 g
Adult weight
859 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
40%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.1ºC or 97.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.7630 W
Body mass
645.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002733 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552663
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9344
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