AnAge entry for Tarsipes rostratus

Classification (HAGRID: 02210)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Diprotodontia
                Family: Tarsipedidae
                    Genus: Tarsipes
Species
Tarsipes rostratus
Common name
Honey possum

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

At birth, these animals are the smallest among mammals. Little is known about their longevity, but they appear to live at least 2 years in the wild [0573], but possibly longer.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
167 days
Male sexual maturity
167 days
Gestation
42 days
Weaning
90 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3
Inter-litter interval
122 days
Weight at birth
0.004 g
Weight at weaning
3 g
Adult weight
9 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.6ºC or 97.9ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.1620 W
Body mass
10.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.016200 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 609844
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 38632
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