AnAge entry for Pseudocheirus peregrinus

Classification (HAGRID: 03006)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Diprotodontia
                Family: Pseudocheiridae
                    Genus: Pseudocheirus
Species
Pseudocheirus peregrinus
Common name
Ring-tailed possum

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In captivity one specimen lived for 10.1 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
Weaning
180 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
200 days
Weight at birth
0.3 g
Weight at weaning
400 g
Adult weight
850 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
73%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.4ºC or 99.3ºF
Basal metabolic rate
2.2700 W
Body mass
859.3 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002642 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 609828
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9333
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