AnAge entry for Rhizomys sumatrensis

Classification (HAGRID: 02829)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Spalacidae
                    Genus: Rhizomys
Species
Rhizomys sumatrensis
Common name
Large bamboo rat
Synonyms
Rhizomys cinereus, Rhizomys erythrogenys

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but one wild born specimen was about 4 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
22 days
Weaning
91 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
3,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 632760
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