AnAge entry for Vulpes vulpes

Classification (HAGRID: 02551)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Canidae
                    Genus: Vulpes
Species
Vulpes vulpes
Common name
Red fox
Synonyms
Vulpes fulvus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One wild born female was still living in captivity at an estimated 21.3 years of age [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
304 days
Male sexual maturity
304 days
Gestation
52 days
Weaning
48 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
100 g
Weight at weaning
1,397 g
Adult weight
4,132 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0177 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
122%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 38.7ºC or 101.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
13.7310 W
Body mass
4580.3 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002998 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180604
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9627
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