AnAge entry for Vulpes chama

Classification (HAGRID: 02544)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Canidae
                    Genus: Vulpes
Species
Vulpes chama
Common name
Cape fox

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

In the wild, these animals may live up to 10 years [0542]. Because longevity has not been studied in detail in captivity, their maximum longevity is unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
274 days
Male sexual maturity
274 days
Gestation
51 days
Weaning
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
4,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 621860
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9626
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