AnAge entry for Vulpes rueppellii

Classification (HAGRID: 02549)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Canidae
                    Genus: Vulpes
Species
Vulpes rueppellii
Common name
Ruppell's sand fox

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In Arabia, pelage becomes paler with age with older individuals being almost white. In the wild they may live up to 9 years [0572]. One captive specimen was still alive after 14.3 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
3,200 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
85%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 621864
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 354189
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