AnAge entry for Rhynchocyon chrysopygus

Classification (HAGRID: 03051)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Macroscelidea
                Family: Macroscelididae
                    Genus: Rhynchocyon
Species
Rhynchocyon chrysopygus
Common name
Golden-rumped elephant shrew

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

These animals have been reported to live up to 5 years in the wild [0434]. One captive specimen was at least 11 years old when it died [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
38 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
42 days
Weaning
15 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
4.5
Inter-litter interval
81 days
Weight at birth
80 g
Weight at weaning
180 g
Adult weight
540 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
86%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 584924
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Taxonomy ID 320636
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