AnAge entry for Diomedea exulans

Classification (HAGRID: 01948)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Procellariiformes
                Family: Diomedeidae
                    Genus: Diomedea
Species
Diomedea exulans
Common name
Wandering albatross

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
50 years (wild)
Source
ref. 952
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

These animals have been estimated to live up to 40 years in the wild [0952], though detailed studies are lacking. Anecdotal reports suggest they may live up to 60 years.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
7,047 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.031 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
20.3649 W
Body mass
8130.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002505 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 174525
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 46550
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