AnAge entry for Phacochoerus africanus

Classification (HAGRID: 02506)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Suidae
                    Genus: Phacochoerus
Species
Phacochoerus africanus
Common name
Wart hog

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen lived for 20.9 years [0671]. This species is sometimes confused with /Phacochoerus aethiopicus/ in the literature.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
578 days
Male sexual maturity
578 days
Gestation
164 days
Weaning
84 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
426 days
Weight at birth
660 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
100,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
73%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 625008
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 41426
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