AnAge entry for Choloepus hoffmanni

Classification (HAGRID: 03090)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Pilosa
                Family: Megalonychidae
                    Genus: Choloepus
Species
Choloepus hoffmanni
Common name
Hoffmann's two-toed sloth

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
41 years (captivity)
Source
John Gramieri, pers. comm.
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

A wild-caught male acquired in 1973 by San Antonio Zoo died in July 2013, making it at least 41 years of age (John Gramieri, pers. comm.).

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
1,095 days
Gestation
350 days
Weaning
21 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.7
Inter-litter interval
456 days
Weight at birth
402 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
6,250 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
220%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 34.4ºC or 93.9ºF
Basal metabolic rate
3.8910 W
Body mass
4005.2 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.000971 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 624909
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9358
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