AnAge entry for Pecari tajacu

Classification (HAGRID: 02514)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Tayassuidae
                    Genus: Pecari
Species
Pecari tajacu
Common name
Collared peccary
Synonyms
Tayassu tajacu

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
31.5 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

One captive specimen was still alive at 31.5 years of age [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
329 days
Male sexual maturity
358 days
Gestation
145 days
Weaning
49 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
155 days
Weight at birth
700 g
Weight at weaning
4,881 g
Adult weight
20,200 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
141%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.5ºC or 99.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
33.1650 W
Body mass
20500.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001618 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 552761
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9829
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