AnAge entry for Proechimys guairae

Classification (HAGRID: 02599)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Echimyidae
                    Genus: Proechimys
Species
Proechimys guairae
Common name
Quaira spiny rat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals. It has been reported that they can live up to 7 years in captivity [0434], but this has not been verified and could have been a result of confusion with the Andean spiny rat (Proechimys gularis).

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
85 days
Male sexual maturity
90 days
Gestation
64 days
Weaning
22 days
Litter size
2.8 (viviparous)
Litters per year
4.4
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
21 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
400 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0213 days-1 (from Gompertz function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 584839
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Taxonomy ID 10163
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