AnAge entry for Petrodromus tetradactylus

Classification (HAGRID: 03050)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Macroscelidea
                Family: Macroscelididae
                    Genus: Petrodromus
Species
Petrodromus tetradactylus
Common name
Four-toed elephant shrew

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Pregnant females tend to abort in captivity and so there are only limited longevity studies. One wild born specimen was about 7.2 years of age when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
Litter size
1.2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
31 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
210 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.5ºC or 99.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.8520 W
Body mass
208.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004096 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 584923
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 113272
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