AnAge entry for Sciurus niger

Classification (HAGRID: 03602)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One wild born specimen was about 16 years of age when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
353 days
Male sexual maturity
353 days
Gestation
44 days
Weaning
84 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
15 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
800 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.018 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
117%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180172
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 34861
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