AnAge entry for Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Classification (HAGRID: 03054)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Monotremata
                Family: Ornithorhynchidae
                    Genus: Ornithorhynchus
Species
Ornithorhynchus anatinus
Common name
Duck-billed platypus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen was at least 22.6 years old when it died [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
548 days
Male sexual maturity
548 days
Incubation
17 days
Weaning
106 days
Clutch size
2 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at hatching
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,250 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
155%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
307ºK or 34.0ºC or 93.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.9310 W
Body mass
1030.3 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001874 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552524
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9258
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