AnAge entry for Camelus dromedarius

Classification (HAGRID: 02457)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Camelidae
                    Genus: Camelus
Species
Camelus dromedarius
Common name
Dromedary
Synonyms
Camelus ferus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
28.4 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

It has been suggested that the potential longevity of dromedaries is up to 50 years [0434]. Record longevity in captivity, however, is 28.4 years [0671]. Anecdotal reports indicate a longer lifespan of domestic animals, but this has not been verified.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,095 days
Male sexual maturity
2,191 days
Gestation
405 days
Weaning
500 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.7
Inter-litter interval
607 days
Weight at birth
37,000 g
Weight at weaning
253,484 g
Adult weight
434,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
79%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.5ºC or 99.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
224.7790 W
Body mass
407000.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.000552 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 625027
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9838
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