AnAge entry for Phascogale tapoatafa

Classification (HAGRID: 02899)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Dasyuromorphia
                Family: Dasyuridae
                    Genus: Phascogale
Species
Phascogale tapoatafa
Common name
Tuan

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Males are only reproductively viable for one breeding season. Females in the wild can breed for a second year. One captive specimen was at least 5.9 years old when it died [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
29 days
Weaning
122 days
Litter size
6.4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
70 g
Adult weight
193.5 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
54%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.4ºC or 99.3ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.6940 W
Body mass
153.7 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004515 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 552622
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9293
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