AnAge entry for Philantomba monticola

Classification (HAGRID: 01636)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Bovidae
                    Genus: Philantomba
Species
Philantomba monticola
Common name
Blue duiker
Synonyms
Cephalophus monticola

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild these animals live up to 12 years [0542]. One captive specimen was still alive after 15.9 years. A hybrid between a zebra duiker and a blue duiker lived 20.3 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
487 days
Male sexual maturity
685 days
Gestation
193 days
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
265 days
Weight at birth
800 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
6,250 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
85%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
313ºK or 39.4ºC or 102.9ºF
Basal metabolic rate
10.0750 W
Body mass
4200.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002399 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 898239
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 907742
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