AnAge entry for Macronectes giganteus

Classification (HAGRID: 01145)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Procellariiformes
                Family: Procellariidae
                    Genus: Macronectes
Species
Macronectes giganteus
Common name
Southern giant petrel

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
47 years (wild)
Source
ref. 1157
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

The Southern giant petrel is a long-lived, sexually dimorphic seabird. Males are substantially larger than females and have significantly shorter telomere lengths [1157].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
3,698 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 174594
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 37057
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