AnAge entry for Cervus nippon

Classification (HAGRID: 02472)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Growth continues until ages 7-10 in males and ages 4-6 in females [0434].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
500 days
Male sexual maturity
500 days
Gestation
210 days
Weaning
172 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
5,750 g
Weight at weaning
28,590 g
Adult weight
42,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
105%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
313ºK or 39.8ºC or 103.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180696
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9863
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