AnAge entry for Lycaon pictus

Classification (HAGRID: 02536)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Canidae
                    Genus: Lycaon
Species
Lycaon pictus
Common name
African wild dog

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

These animals have been estimated to live up to 17 years [0434], though record longevity in captivity is only 15.1 years [0671]. Further studies are necessary.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
639 days
Male sexual maturity
639 days
Gestation
72 days
Weaning
91 days
Litter size
8 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
362 days
Weight at birth
318 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
26,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
73%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
33.0100 W
Body mass
8750.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003773 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 183833
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9622
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