AnAge entry for Procyon lotor

Classification (HAGRID: 02697)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Procyonidae
                    Genus: Procyon
Species
Procyon lotor
Common name
Common raccoon

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild these animals rarely live more than 5 years [0434]. One wild born specimen was about 21 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
63 days
Weaning
91 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
80 g
Weight at weaning
1,175 g
Adult weight
6,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0153 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
113%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.0ºC or 100.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
10.4280 W
Body mass
4842.2 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002154 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180575
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9654
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