AnAge entry for Sciurus carolinensis

Classification (HAGRID: 03596)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Sciurus
Species
Sciurus carolinensis
Common name
Eastern gray squirrel

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
23.6 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
343 days
Male sexual maturity
401 days
Gestation
44 days
Weaning
66 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
15 g
Weight at weaning
200 g
Adult weight
533 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0234 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
185%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 38.7ºC or 101.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
2.0620 W
Body mass
440.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004686 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180175
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 30640
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