AnAge entry for Damaliscus pygargus

Classification (HAGRID: 02391)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Bovidae
                    Genus: Damaliscus
Species
Damaliscus pygargus
Common name
Sassaby or blesbok
Synonyms
Damaliscus dorcas, Damaliscus pygarus dorcas

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One wild born female was about 23 years old when she died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
707 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
243 days
Weaning
152 days
Litter size
1.2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
6,792 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
84,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0056 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
82%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 625080
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9931
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