AnAge entry for Philander opossum

Classification (HAGRID: 02938)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Didelphimorphia
                Family: Didelphidae
                    Genus: Philander
Species
Philander opossum
Common name
Gray four-eyed opossum

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild these animals may live up to 2 years. In captivity one specimen was at least 4.4 years when it died [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
450 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
82 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3
Inter-litter interval
106 days
Weight at birth
0.2 g
Weight at weaning
110 g
Adult weight
450 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
35%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 35.8ºC or 96.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.8860 W
Body mass
751.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002511 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 552584
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9272
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