AnAge entry for Sminthopsis crassicaudata

Classification (HAGRID: 02909)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Dasyuromorphia
                Family: Dasyuridae
                    Genus: Sminthopsis
Species
Sminthopsis crassicaudata
Common name
Fat-tailed dunnart

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, these animals do not live more than 1.5 years [0434]. One captive specimen was at least 5 years old when it died [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
115 days
Male sexual maturity
159 days
Gestation
14 days
Weaning
69 days
Litter size
7 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
94 days
Weight at birth
0.01 g
Weight at weaning
6.5 g
Adult weight
15 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
67%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 35.2ºC or 95.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.1210 W
Body mass
16.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.007562 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 552637
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9301
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