AnAge entry for Thryonomys swinderianus

Classification (HAGRID: 02832)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Thryonomyidae
                    Genus: Thryonomys
Species
Thryonomys swinderianus
Common name
Greater cane rat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Although ageing has not been studied in detail, these animals appear to be short-lived. Record longevity in captivity is 5.4 years [0671]. Considering their size, a longer lifespan could be expected. It is possible that their maximum longevity is slightly understimated, but there is no data to suggest a much longer longevity.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
155 days
Weaning
30 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.3
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
129 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
6,600 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
28%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 584691
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 10169
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