AnAge entry for Tenrec ecaudatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02346)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Afrosoricida
                Family: Tenrecidae
                    Genus: Tenrec
Species
Tenrec ecaudatus
Common name
Tenrec

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
8.7 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
182 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
58 days
Weaning
27 days
Litter size
18 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
21 g
Weight at weaning
225 g
Adult weight
900 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0445 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
62%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
306ºK or 33.0ºC or 91.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.7290 W
Body mass
650.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001122 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 633515
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 94439
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