AnAge entry for Osteolaemus tetraspis

Classification (HAGRID: 03691)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Crocodilia
                Family: Crocodylidae
                    Genus: Osteolaemus
Species
Osteolaemus tetraspis
Common name
West African dwarf crocodile

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
70 years (captivity)
Source
John Gramieri, pers. comm.
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

A male specimen acquired in 1940 died at Lincoln Park Zoo in 2010, making it at least 70 years of age. He sired his first confirmed offspring in 2007, at the age of 67 (John Gramieri, pers. comm.).

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,825 days
Male sexual maturity
1,825 days
Clutch size
10 (oviparous)
Adult weight
40,000 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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