AnAge entry for Vulpes velox

Classification (HAGRID: 02550)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Canidae
                    Genus: Vulpes
Species
Vulpes velox
Common name
Swift fox
Synonyms
Vulpes velox velox, Vulpes velox hebes

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Anecdotal reports suggest these animals may live up to 20 years [0610]. Record longevity in captivity, however, belongs to a wild born male that was around 15.9 years when he died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
55 days
Weaning
46 days
Litter size
4.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
39.65 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
2,400 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0315 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
98%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
4.9480 W
Body mass
1769.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002797 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180607
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9631
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