AnAge entry for Ovibos moschatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02427)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Bovidae
                    Genus: Ovibos
Species
Ovibos moschatus
Common name
Muskox

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild it has been reported that these animals may live up to 24 years [0542]. One wild born specimen was about 27.4 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,096 days
Male sexual maturity
1,278 days
Gestation
258 days
Weaning
213 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.8
Inter-litter interval
608 days
Weight at birth
11,460 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
315,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0041 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
80%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.7ºC or 99.9ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180708
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 37176
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