AnAge entry for Poecilogale albinucha

Classification (HAGRID: 02653)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Mustelidae
                    Genus: Poecilogale
Species
Poecilogale albinucha
Common name
White-naped weasel

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but one wild born couple was still living in captivity at about 6 years of age [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
439 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
32 days
Weaning
65 days
Litter size
2.2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.2
Inter-litter interval
240 days
Weight at birth
4 g
Weight at weaning
50 g
Adult weight
280 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0255 days-1 (from Gompertz function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 621957
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 311562
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