AnAge entry for Sphiggurus villosus

Classification (HAGRID: 03335)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Erethizontidae
                    Genus: Sphiggurus
Species
Sphiggurus villosus
Common name
Hairy tree porcupine

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but one specimen lived 10.3 years in captivity [0671]. There is some confusion in the literature between this species and /Sphiggurus insidiosus/.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,750 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 584702
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