AnAge entry for Moschus berezovskii

Classification (HAGRID: 01703)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Moschidae
                    Genus: Moschus
Species
Moschus berezovskii
Common name
Chinese forest musk deer

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals and they are difficult to breed in captivity. Reportedly, one specimen in China lived 20 years [0674]. Still, their maximum longevity must be classified as unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
540 days
Male sexual maturity
540 days
Gestation
197 days
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
524 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
12,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 625038
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 68408
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