AnAge entry for Hemitragus hylocrius

Classification (HAGRID: 02401)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Bovidae
                    Genus: Hemitragus
Species
Hemitragus hylocrius
Common name
Nilgiri tahr

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

These endangered animals probably live around 4-5 years in the wild, though some may live up to 9 years [0542]. One captive specimen lived 17.3 years [0671]. Maximum longevity could be slightly underestimated because the better studied Himalayan tahr (/Hemitragus jemlahicus/) can live for more than 20 years.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
669 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
188 days
Weaning
152 days
Litter size
1.3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
246 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
75,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
63%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 625144
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Taxonomy ID 330464
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