AnAge entry for Hylochoerus meinertzhageni

Classification (HAGRID: 02505)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Suidae
                    Genus: Hylochoerus
Species
Hylochoerus meinertzhageni
Common name
Giant forest hog

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals. They have been reported to live up to 18 years [0434]. Further studies in captivity are necessary, however, and maximum longevity could be underestimated.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
517 days
Gestation
132 days
Weaning
68 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
1,250 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
202,500 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 625009
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 673354
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