AnAge entry for Ratufa bicolor

Classification (HAGRID: 02790)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Ratufa
Species
Ratufa bicolor
Common name
Black giant squirrel
Synonyms
Ratufa tennentii

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One wild born specimen was still alive in captivity at about 19 years of age [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,078 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
32 days
Weaning
Litter size
1.4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
278 days
Weight at birth
77 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
2,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
121%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 632411
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 226822
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