AnAge entry for Prionailurus bengalensis

Classification (HAGRID: 02583)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Felidae
                    Genus: Prionailurus
Species
Prionailurus bengalensis
Common name
Leopard cat
Synonyms
Felis bengalensis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Teeth may be lost at 8-10 years of age. One wild born specimen was about 17 years of age when it died in captivity. Other specimens have been known to live over 16 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
62 days
Weaning
45 days
Litter size
2.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
163 days
Weight at birth
96 g
Weight at weaning
620 g
Adult weight
5,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
94%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 552763
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 37029
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