AnAge entry for Canis mesomelas

Classification (HAGRID: 02527)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Canidae
                    Genus: Canis
Species
Canis mesomelas
Common name
Black-backed jackal

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
16.7 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
309 days
Male sexual maturity
251 days
Gestation
60 days
Weaning
60 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
274 days
Weight at birth
159 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
10,250 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0149 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
83%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.0ºC or 100.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
21.5330 W
Body mass
7720.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002789 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 183818
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 68725
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