AnAge entry for Geochelone sulcata

Classification (HAGRID: 04197)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Testudines (Taxon entry)
                Family: Testudinidae
                    Genus: Geochelone
Species
Geochelone sulcata
Common name
African spurred tortoise

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
54.3 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 451
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Adult weight
43,000 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 551782
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 101698
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