AnAge entry for Trichosurus caninus

Classification (HAGRID: 02993)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Diprotodontia
                Family: Phalangeridae
                    Genus: Trichosurus
Species
Trichosurus caninus
Common name
Mountain brush-tailed possum

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals. It has been estimated that they live up to 17 years in the wild [0542], but without more detailed studies their maximum longevity is classified as unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
900 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
16 days
Weaning
255 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
774 g
Adult weight
3,150 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552695
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 128432
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