AnAge entry for Sciurus vulgaris

Classification (HAGRID: 03605)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Sciurus
Species
Sciurus vulgaris
Common name
Eurasian red squirrel

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, these animals may live up to 12 years [0542]. One specimen lived over 14.8 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
296 days
Male sexual maturity
320 days
Gestation
38 days
Weaning
62 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
91 days
Weight at birth
9.25 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
600 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.021 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
113%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632439
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 55149
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