AnAge entry for Diceros bicornis

Classification (HAGRID: 03077)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Perissodactyla
                Family: Rhinocerotidae
                    Genus: Diceros
Species
Diceros bicornis
Common name
Black rhinoceros

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One wild born specimen was about 49 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,826 days
Male sexual maturity
2,254 days
Gestation
474 days
Weaning
634 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.4
Inter-litter interval
1,059 days
Weight at birth
36,500 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,100,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0033 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
119%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 39.0ºC or 102.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 625003
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9805
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