AnAge entry for Vulpes zerda

Classification (HAGRID: 02552)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
16.3 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
274 days
Male sexual maturity
274 days
Gestation
51 days
Weaning
66 days
Litter size
2.2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
26.28 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,250 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
112%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 38.8ºC or 101.8ºF
Basal metabolic rate
2.6930 W
Body mass
1159.2 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002323 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 621865
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 68732
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