AnAge entry for Cervus elaphus

Classification (HAGRID: 02471)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Cervidae (Taxon entry)
                    Genus: Cervus
Species
Cervus elaphus
Common name
Red deer

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen was about 31.5 years of age when it died [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
852 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Gestation
245 days
Weaning
156 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.9
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
10,100 g
Weight at weaning
56,500 g
Adult weight
200,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.006 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
99%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 35.2ºC or 95.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
112.4300 W
Body mass
67000.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001678 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180695
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9860
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