AnAge entry for Casuarius casuarius

Classification (HAGRID: 00351)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Casuariiformes
                Family: Casuariidae
                    Genus: Casuarius
Species
Casuarius casuarius
Common name
Southern cassowary
Synonyms
Casuarius casurius, Struthio casuarius

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
30 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 1142
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Questionable
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of this species. One study using data from captive populations found evidence of animals living over 30 years, which is plausible. Unconfirmed reports suggest they may live even longer in captivity, perhaps over 40 years.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
44,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 553788
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8787
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