AnAge entry for Bradypus tridactylus

Classification (HAGRID: 03087)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Pilosa
                Family: Bradypodidae
                    Genus: Bradypus
Species
Bradypus tridactylus
Common name
Three-toed tree sloth

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

There are no detailed studies of longevity in this species but it has been estimated they live up to 40 years in the wild [0542]. These animals are difficult to breed in captivity [0434], and hence their maximum longevity must b classified as unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,642 days
Male sexual maturity
1,095 days
Gestation
141 days
Weaning
38 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
179 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
4,250 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 624887
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9354
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