AnAge entry for Petaurus breviceps

Classification (HAGRID: 02986)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Diprotodontia
                Family: Petauridae
                    Genus: Petaurus
Species
Petaurus breviceps
Common name
Sugar glider

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
17.8 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

In zoos, these animals have been known to live up to 17.8 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
236 days
Male sexual maturity
456 days
Gestation
16 days
Weaning
122 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.3
Inter-litter interval
311 days
Weight at birth
0.194 g
Weight at weaning
25 g
Adult weight
110 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0188 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
177%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 35.9ºC or 96.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.5170 W
Body mass
129.3 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003998 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 609841
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 34899
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