AnAge entry for Potorous tridactylus

Classification (HAGRID: 03003)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Diprotodontia
                Family: Potoroidae
                    Genus: Potorous
Species
Potorous tridactylus
Common name
Potoroo

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
14.5 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
400 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
30 days
Weaning
154 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
145 days
Weight at birth
0.333 g
Weight at weaning
118 g
Adult weight
1,430 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0122 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
97%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 35.9ºC or 96.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
2.5560 W
Body mass
1045.5 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002445 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552706
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9310
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