AnAge entry for Dasypus septemcinctus

Classification (HAGRID: 02874)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cingulata
                Family: Dasypodidae
                    Genus: Dasypus
Species
Dasypus septemcinctus
Common name
Seven-banded armadillo

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
16.8 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Questionable
Observations

One specimen lived 16.8 years in captivity [0671]. Their maximum longevity could be underestimated because detailed longevity studies are lacking.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
274 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
132 days
Weaning
Litter size
6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,475 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
112%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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