AnAge entry for Elaphurus davidianus

Classification (HAGRID: 02475)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Cervidae (Taxon entry)
                    Genus: Elaphurus
Species
Elaphurus davidianus
Common name
Pere David's deer

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
27.5 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

In the wild, these animals have been estimated to live up to 18 years [0542]. One captive specimen lived 27.5 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
821 days
Male sexual maturity
1,186 days
Gestation
288 days
Weaning
167 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
360 days
Weight at birth
11,000 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
186,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
87%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 625053
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Taxonomy ID 43332
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