AnAge entry for Kobus megaceros

Classification (HAGRID: 02409)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Bovidae
                    Genus: Kobus
Species
Kobus megaceros
Common name
Nile lechwe

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
21.1 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

In the wild, these animals may live up to 10 years [0542]. One captive specimen was still alive after 21.1 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Gestation
235 days
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
353 days
Weight at birth
5,100 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
90,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
75%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 625183
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 59532
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