AnAge entry for Macropus robustus

Classification (HAGRID: 02966)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

It has been estimated that they can live up to 24 years in the wild [0522]. Record longevity in captivity, however, is 22 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
547 days
Male sexual maturity
670 days
Gestation
32 days
Weaning
351 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
264 days
Weight at birth
0.703 g
Weight at weaning
2,500 g
Adult weight
30,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0038 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
93%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.1ºC or 97.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
33.0560 W
Body mass
29647.9 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001115 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552738
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9319
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