AnAge entry for Dasypus novemcinctus

Classification (HAGRID: 02873)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cingulata
                Family: Dasypodidae
                    Genus: Dasypus
Species
Dasypus novemcinctus
Common name
Common long-nosed armadillo

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
22.3 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

These animals have been estimated to live more than 22 years [0434], and one 22.3 years old record, which seems plausible, has been reported [0610]. Still, their record longevity in captivity is reported to be only 14.8 years [0671]. Further studies are necessary.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
133 days
Weaning
137 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
66 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
5,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
122%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 34.5ºC or 94.1ºF
Basal metabolic rate
4.6550 W
Body mass
3413.7 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001364 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180103
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9361
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