AnAge entry for Tamias striatus

Classification (HAGRID: 03618)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Tamias
Species
Tamias striatus
Common name
Eastern chipmunk

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

These animals have been known to live at least 2-3 years in the wild [0434]. One specimen lived 9.5 years in captivity. Another specimen of unknown sex lived over 9 years at London Zoo but could have been older because the exact date of birth is not known [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
187 days
Male sexual maturity
228 days
Gestation
31 days
Weaning
36 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
3.4 g
Weight at weaning
50.5 g
Adult weight
96 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
96%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.2ºC or 100.8ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.8130 W
Body mass
89.6 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.009074 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180207
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 45474
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