AnAge entry for Moschus moschiferus

Classification (HAGRID: 02503)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Moschidae
                    Genus: Moschus
Species
Moschus moschiferus
Common name
Siberian 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. One captive specimen lived 13.9 years [0671]. Their maximum longevity is likely much longer.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
473 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
162 days
Weaning
106 days
Litter size
1.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
458.75 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
10,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 625041
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 68415
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