AnAge entry for Chaetophractus nationi

Classification (HAGRID: 02869)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cingulata
                Family: Dasypodidae
                    Genus: Chaetophractus
Species
Chaetophractus nationi
Common name
Andean hairy armadillo

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Not much is known about the longevity of these animals, but one specimen lived 14 years in captivity [0671]. Their maximum longevity could be underestimated as detailed studies are lacking.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
Litter size
1.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
2,150 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 35.5ºC or 95.9ºF
Basal metabolic rate
3.1180 W
Body mass
2150.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001450 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 624895
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