AnAge entry for Moschus chrysogaster

Classification (HAGRID: 02502)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Not much is known about the longevity of these animals and they are difficult to breed in captivity. In the wild, they appear to live on average 3-7 years. One specimen lived 17.2 years in India. Their maximum longevity is likely much longer [0674].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
639 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
188 days
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
800 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
11,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 625039
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 68412
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