AnAge entry for Mammalia

Classification (HAGRID: 02339)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
Class
Mammalia (Browse taxon)
Common name
Mammals
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Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Observations

All studied mammals age in that they show an increase in mortality with age, physiological deterioration, and reproductive senescence [0002]. Mammals, and eutherians in particular, age somewhat uniformly, despite a large variation in rates of ageing and a huge range of lifespans [0018]. Marsupials appear to age somewhat faster than size-equivalent eutherians [0596], with some species, such as the brown antechinus (Antechinus stuartii), being partly semelparous. As observed in other taxa, developmental schedules correlate strongly with longevity, yet metabolic rates do not correlate with longevity [0859].

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