AnAge entry for Glyptemys muhlenbergii

Classification (HAGRID: 04152)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Testudines (Taxon entry)
                Family: Emydidae
                    Genus: Glyptemys
Species
Glyptemys muhlenbergii
Common name
Muhlenberg's turtle
Synonyms
Clemmys muhlenbergii, Testudo muhlenbergii

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
40 years
Source
ref. 644
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

It is estimated that these animals can live more than 40 years [0644]. Two animals held captive at Zoo Atlanta were at least 35 years old when last reported alive [0645]. There are also anecdotal reports of animals living over 40 years in captivity.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,900 days
Male sexual maturity
2,900 days
Incubation
90 days
Clutch size
3 (oviparous)
Adult weight

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 668670
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 335393
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