AnAge entry for Priodontes maximus

Classification (HAGRID: 02876)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cingulata
                Family: Dasypodidae
                    Genus: Priodontes
Species
Priodontes maximus
Common name
Giant armadillo
Synonyms
Priodontes giganteus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, these animals are estimated to live up to 15 years [0434]. Their longevity in captivity might be slightly longer with one animal estimated to be around 15-16 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
320 days
Male sexual maturity
320 days
Gestation
122 days
Weaning
35 days
Litter size
1.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
62.15 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
33,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
62%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
307ºK or 33.6ºC or 92.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
16.8920 W
Body mass
45190.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.000374 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 624904
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 183752
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