AnAge entry for Phascolarctos cinereus

Classification (HAGRID: 02996)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Diprotodontia
                Family: Phascolarctidae
                    Genus: Phascolarctos
Species
Phascolarctos cinereus
Common name
Koala

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In captivity, the koala may live up to 22.1 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
646 days
Male sexual maturity
1,095 days
Gestation
31 days
Weaning
342 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
471 days
Weight at birth
0.36 g
Weight at weaning
1,155 g
Adult weight
9,300 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0028 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
111%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 35.8ºC or 96.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
5.7440 W
Body mass
4732.4 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001214 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552677
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 38626
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