AnAge entry for Odocoileus virginianus

Classification (HAGRID: 02486)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Cervidae (Taxon entry)
                    Genus: Odocoileus
Species
Odocoileus virginianus
Common name
White-tailed deer
Synonyms
Dama virginianus, Dama virginiana

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
23 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 956
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

In the wild, few animals live more than 5-10 years. One pregnant female was about 19-23 years of age [0434]. Record longevity in captivity is 23 years [0956].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
309 days
Male sexual maturity
417 days
Gestation
198 days
Weaning
129 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
304 days
Weight at birth
3,000 g
Weight at weaning
36,000 g
Adult weight
87,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.007 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
82%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 39.0ºC or 102.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
123.4470 W
Body mass
61862.5 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001996 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180699
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9874
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