AnAge entry for Procavia capensis

Classification (HAGRID: 03023)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Hyracoidea
                Family: Procaviidae
                    Genus: Procavia
Species
Procavia capensis
Common name
Rock hyrax

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, animals have been reported to live for 8.5 years [0434]. One captive specimen lived for 14.8 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
500 days
Male sexual maturity
500 days
Gestation
215 days
Weaning
116 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
205 g
Weight at weaning
500 g
Adult weight
3,600 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0112 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
86%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 37.0ºC or 98.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
4.9540 W
Body mass
2458.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002015 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 584911
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9813
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