AnAge entry for Xerus inauris

Classification (HAGRID: 02827)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive animal lived 11.5 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
45 days
Weaning
50 days
Litter size
2.2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
20 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
588 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
88%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.8ºC or 98.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.7750 W
Body mass
528.5 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003359 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 632484
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Taxonomy ID 234690
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