AnAge entry for Talpa europaea

Classification (HAGRID: 03670)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Soricomorpha
                Family: Talpidae
                    Genus: Talpa
Species
Talpa europaea
Common name
European mole, common mole

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals. It has been reported that they live up to 6 years [0678]. Without more detailed studies, however, their maximum longevity must be classified as unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
182 days
Male sexual maturity
182 days
Gestation
28 days
Weaning
31 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
3.25 g
Weight at weaning
52.1 g
Adult weight
92.5 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 633852
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9375
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