AnAge entry for Sciurus aberti

Classification (HAGRID: 03593)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Sciurus
Species
Sciurus aberti
Common name
Abert's squirrel

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but one specimen lived 7 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
327 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
43 days
Weaning
76 days
Litter size
3.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
12 g
Weight at weaning
355 g
Adult weight
702.5 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
314ºK or 40.7ºC or 105.3ºF
Basal metabolic rate
2.4020 W
Body mass
624.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003849 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180173
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 10007
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