AnAge entry for Canis lupus

Classification (HAGRID: 02526)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Canidae
                    Genus: Canis
Species
Canis lupus
Common name
Gray wolf
Synonyms
Canis dingo

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, 10 year-old females have been known to give birth and record longevity is 13.7 years [0434]. One wild born male was around 20.6 years old when he died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
669 days
Male sexual maturity
669 days
Gestation
62 days
Weaning
47 days
Litter size
6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.8
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
450 g
Weight at weaning
5,250 g
Adult weight
26,625 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0177 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
88%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.3ºC or 100.9ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180596
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9612
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