AnAge entry for Tupaia belangeri

Classification (HAGRID: 02834)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Scandentia
                Family: Tupaiidae
                    Genus: Tupaia
Species
Tupaia belangeri
Common name
Northern tree shrew

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen lived for 11.1 years [0671]. There are anecdotal reports of animals living up to 14 years, but these are unconfirmed.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
46 days
Weaning
36 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
7.5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
10 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
200 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0351 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
101%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 38.8ºC or 101.8ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 573217
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 37347
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