AnAge entry for Ptilocercus lowii

Classification (HAGRID: 03629)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Scandentia
                Family: Ptilocercidae
                    Genus: Ptilocercus
Species
Ptilocercus lowii
Common name
Pen-tailed tree shrew

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals. One captive specimen lived for 2.7 years [0671], but maximum longevity is likely much longer.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
10 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
42.5 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 35.7ºC or 96.3ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.2400 W
Body mass
57.5 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004174 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 573232
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 320338
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