AnAge entry for Lama glama

Classification (HAGRID: 02458)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Camelidae
                    Genus: Lama
Species
Lama glama
Common name
Llama

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen was still alive at 28.9 years of age [0671]. Since domesticated llamas are descended from the wild guanaco (/Lama guanicoe/), some authors consider them a single species.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
800 days
Male sexual maturity
800 days
Gestation
330 days
Weaning
152 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
11,000 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
140,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
96%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.3ºC or 100.9ºF
Basal metabolic rate
148.9400 W
Body mass
115000.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001295 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 625028
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9844
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