Animal Age

How old does a Speke’s pectinator get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Speke’s pectinator reaches?

An adult Speke’s pectinator (Pectinator spekei) usually gets as old as 10 years.

When born, they weight 618 grams (1.36 lbs) and measure 7.8 cm (0′ 4″). As a member of the Ctenodactylidae family (genus: Pectinator), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 88.6 cm (2′ 11″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Speke's pectinator gets as old as 10 years

Speke’s pectinator (Pectinator spekei) or Speke’s gundi, is a species of rodent in the family Ctenodactylidae. It is monotypic within the genus Pectinator. It is found in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, and rocky areas.

Animals of the same family as a Speke’s pectinator

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Ctenodactylidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Speke’s pectinator

With an average age of 10 years, Speke’s pectinator are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Speke’s pectinator

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Speke’s pectinator

A fully grown Speke’s pectinator reaches around 169 grams (0.37 lbs). So do these animals: