AnAge entry for Lama guanicoe

Classification (HAGRID: 02459)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

These animals can live up to 33.7 years in zoos [0671]. The guanaco is considered by some authors as a subspecies of the llama (/Lama glama/) since domesticated llamas are descended from the wild guanaco.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Gestation
335 days
Weaning
345 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
11,500 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
127,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
114%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.0ºC or 100.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 625029
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9840
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