AnAge entry for Proteles cristata

Classification (HAGRID: 02612)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Hyaenidae
                    Genus: Proteles
Species
Proteles cristata
Common name
Aardwolf
Synonyms
Proteles cristatus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One wild born female was about 20 years old when she died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
84 days
Weaning
132 days
Litter size
2.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
275 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
10,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
100%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.4ºC or 97.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
11.5630 W
Body mass
7902.6 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001463 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 726269
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