AnAge entry for Urocitellus beldingi

Classification (HAGRID: 02822)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Urocitellus
Species
Urocitellus beldingi
Common name
Belding's ground squirrel
Synonyms
Spermophilus beldingi

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 over 11 years in the wild [0434], but more studies are necessary.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
547 days
Gestation
26 days
Weaning
24 days
Litter size
5.7 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
6.87 g
Weight at weaning
55 g
Adult weight
290 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0545 days-1 (from Gompertz function)

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 35.5ºC or 95.9ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.7960 W
Body mass
293.7 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002710 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 930315
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 99835
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