AnAge entry for Lacerta vivipara

Classification (HAGRID: 03153)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Squamata
                Family: Lacertidae
                    Genus: Lacerta
Species
Lacerta vivipara
Common name
Viviparous lizard

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
11 years (wild)
Source
ref. 1075
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In the wild, females can live up to 11 years and males 7 years [1075]. Ageing changes have been observed in these animals, including a drop in survival with age in males and higher metabolic rate in old females; higher reproductive effort early in life was associated with more marked ageing patterns [1076]. Age at sexual maturity can vary considerably between individuals.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Adult weight

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 209055
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