AnAge entry for Tamias townsendii

Classification (HAGRID: 03619)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Tamias
Species
Tamias townsendii
Common name
Townsend's chipmunk

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

It has been reported that these animals live up to 10.2 years [0434], which is possible but has not been confirmed. One captive specimen lived 9.3 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
353 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
28 days
Weaning
50 days
Litter size
4.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
3.5 g
Weight at weaning
35 g
Adult weight
75 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0333 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
98%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180208
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 123796
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