AnAge entry for Felis silvestris

Classification (HAGRID: 02565)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Felidae
                    Genus: Felis
Species
Felis silvestris
Common name
Wild cat
Synonyms
Felis lybica

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Wild cats live up to 16 years. Some estimates suggest they may live up to 18 years in the wild [0542], but these are unverified. One wild born female of the /lybica/ subspecies was about 19 years old when she died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
304 days
Male sexual maturity
304 days
Gestation
64 days
Weaning
87 days
Litter size
3.7 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.3
Inter-litter interval
114 days
Weight at birth
100 g
Weight at weaning
643 g
Adult weight
5,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0113 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
104%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180589
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9683
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