AnAge entry for Camelus bactrianus

Classification (HAGRID: 02456)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Camelidae
                    Genus: Camelus
Species
Camelus bactrianus
Common name
Bactrian camel

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
35.4 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

It has been suggested that the potential longevity of camels is up to 50 years [0434]. Record longevity in captivity for domestic camels, however, is 35.4 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,278 days
Male sexual maturity
1,278 days
Gestation
395 days
Weaning
319 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.5
Inter-litter interval
730 days
Weight at birth
36,000 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
475,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
98%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 625026
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Taxonomy ID 9837
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