AnAge entry for Spilocuscus maculatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02194)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Diprotodontia
                Family: Phalangeridae
                    Genus: Spilocuscus
Species
Spilocuscus maculatus
Common name
Spotted cuscus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild these animals have been estimated to live up to 11 years [0542]. One specimen lived for 13.2 years in captivity and could have been up to 17 years old [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
243 days
Gestation
13 days
Weaning
240 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
1,700 g
Adult weight
3,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
99%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 34.7ºC or 94.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
6.2700 W
Body mass
4250.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001475 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552690
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 175810
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