AnAge entry for Apteryx australis

Classification (HAGRID: 01161)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Apterygiformes
                Family: Apterygidae
                    Genus: Apteryx
Species
Apteryx australis
Common name
Brown kiwi

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
35 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 1
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In captivity, these animals have been reported to live up to 35 years [0001]. There are also anecdotal claims that they can live up to 40 years in captivity.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
75 days
Clutch size
1 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
325 g
Adult weight
2,600 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0312 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
4.0290 W
Body mass
2380.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001693 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 174394
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8822
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