AnAge entry for Tachyoryctes splendens

Classification (HAGRID: 02831)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Spalacidae
                    Genus: Tachyoryctes
Species
Tachyoryctes splendens
Common name
East African mole rat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

In the wild, these animals live about one year and up to 3.1 years [0434]. And one captive specimen lived 3.8 years [0671]. Without further longevity studies, however, their maximum longevity must be classified as unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
150 days
Male sexual maturity
180 days
Gestation
40 days
Weaning
35 days
Litter size
1.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.1
Inter-litter interval
173 days
Weight at birth
20 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
220 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 35.9ºC or 96.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.8560 W
Body mass
197.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004345 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632771
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 49445
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