AnAge entry for Macropus eugenii

Classification (HAGRID: 02164)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Diprotodontia
                Family: Macropodidae
                    Genus: Macropus
Species
Macropus eugenii
Common name
Tammar wallaby

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
15.1 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In the wild these animals live up to 14 years [0542]. One specimen lived 15 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
274 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Gestation
28 days
Weaning
325 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
0.429 g
Weight at weaning
3,000 g
Adult weight
6,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
80%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.5ºC or 97.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
7.7800 W
Body mass
4796.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001622 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552731
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9315
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