AnAge entry for Spermophilus citellus

Classification (HAGRID: 03606)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Spermophilus
Species
Spermophilus citellus
Common name
European ground squirrel

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
314 days
Male sexual maturity
314 days
Gestation
27 days
Weaning
34 days
Litter size
6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.3
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
217 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
60%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.5ºC or 99.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.2720 W
Body mass
240.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.005300 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632446
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9997
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