AnAge entry for Hexaprotodon liberiensis

Classification (HAGRID: 02499)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Hippopotamidae
                    Genus: Hexaprotodon
Species
Hexaprotodon liberiensis
Common name
Pygmy hippopotamus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen lived 42.3 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,278 days
Male sexual maturity
1,644 days
Gestation
199 days
Weaning
198 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.4
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
4,900 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
215,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
132%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 625022
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 56798
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