AnAge entry for Ovis ammon

Classification (HAGRID: 02428)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Bovidae
                    Genus: Ovis
Species
Ovis ammon
Common name
Argali

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild these animals live up to 13 years [0542]. One wild born specimen was about 16.8 years old when it died in captivity [0671]. Males may be sexually mature at 1.5 years of age, but do not normally breed until they are much older.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
403 days
Male sexual maturity
823 days
Gestation
170 days
Weaning
135 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
3,400 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
160,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
54%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 625153
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 30527
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