AnAge entry for Macropus fuliginosus

Classification (HAGRID: 02962)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Diprotodontia
                Family: Macropodidae
                    Genus: Macropus
Species
Macropus fuliginosus
Common name
Western gray kangaroo

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild these animals have been estimated to live up to 20 years [0542]. One specimen lived 23.2 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
670 days
Male sexual maturity
880 days
Gestation
30 days
Weaning
540 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
385 days
Weight at birth
0.93433 g
Weight at weaning
11,000 g
Adult weight
28,250 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0108 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
98%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.5ºC or 97.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

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ITIS 552732
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9316
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