AnAge entry for Spilogale putorius

Classification (HAGRID: 02617)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Mephitidae
                    Genus: Spilogale
Species
Spilogale putorius
Common name
Spotted skunk
Synonyms
Spilogale gracilis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

There is a delay in the implantation, so the total gestation time can take from 50 to 234 days. One wild born specimen of the /gracilis/ subspecies was about 10-11 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
152 days
Male sexual maturity
152 days
Gestation
31 days
Weaning
50 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
243 days
Weight at birth
9.5 g
Weight at weaning
160 g
Adult weight
600 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0311 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
80%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.4ºC or 97.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.6740 W
Body mass
624.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002683 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180570
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 30552
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