AnAge entry for Xerus erythropus

Classification (HAGRID: 03626)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Xerus
Species
Xerus erythropus
Common name
Striped ground squirrel
Synonyms
Sciurus erythopus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen was still alive at 10.3 years of age [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
71 days
Weaning
53 days
Litter size
3.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
600 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
79%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632483
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 327507
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