AnAge entry for Petauroides volans

Classification (HAGRID: 03005)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Diprotodontia
                Family: Pseudocheiridae
                    Genus: Petauroides
Species
Petauroides volans
Common name
Greater gliding possum

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Not much is known about the longevity of these animals. In the wild they have been estimated to live up to 15 years [0434].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
639 days
Male sexual maturity
639 days
Gestation
Weaning
176 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
0.273 g
Weight at weaning
150 g
Adult weight
1,350 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 35.4ºC or 95.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
3.1910 W
Body mass
1140.5 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002798 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 609821
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 146632
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