AnAge entry for Capreolus capreolus

Classification (HAGRID: 02469)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Cervidae (Taxon entry)
                    Genus: Capreolus
Species
Capreolus capreolus
Common name
Western roe deer

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Young females have an over 90% survival in the wild, though an increased mortality with age has been reported for both males and females after about 8 years of age [0800]. These animals may live up to 15 years in the wild [0542]. One wild born female was about 17.5 years when she died in captivity [0671]. The implantation can be delayed from 2 to 5.5 months, so the total gestation time can last from 122 to 305 days.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
413 days
Male sexual maturity
655 days
Gestation
153 days
Weaning
89 days
Litter size
1.6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
1,010 g
Weight at weaning
8,693 g
Adult weight
21,667 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
77%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.0ºC or 100.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
46.3470 W
Body mass
21500.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002156 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 625063
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9858
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