AnAge entry for Deirochelys reticularia

Classification (HAGRID: 04148)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Testudines (Taxon entry)
                Family: Emydidae
                    Genus: Deirochelys
Species
Deirochelys reticularia
Common name
Chicken turtle
Synonyms
Testudo reticularia

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
24 years (wild)
Source
ref. 528
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Studies in the wild failed to find an increased mortality with age [0527]. In the wild, these animals live up to 20-24 years [0528]. It is likely that longevity in underestimated.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,825 days
Male sexual maturity
912 days
Adult weight

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 173786
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 158819
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