AnAge entry for Odocoileus hemionus

Classification (HAGRID: 02485)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Cervidae (Taxon entry)
                    Genus: Odocoileus
Species
Odocoileus hemionus
Common name
Mule deer

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive female lived 20.5 years [0671]. A semicaptive reportedly lived 22 years [0434].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
478 days
Male sexual maturity
503 days
Gestation
207 days
Weaning
132 days
Litter size
1.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
2,950 g
Weight at weaning
23,100 g
Adult weight
57,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0057 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
84%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
313ºK or 40.0ºC or 104.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180698
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9872
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