AnAge entry for Sciurus aureogaster

Classification (HAGRID: 03595)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Sciurus
Species
Sciurus aureogaster
Common name
Red-bellied squirrel

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One wild born specimen was about 11-12 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

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
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
600 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
88%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552498
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