AnAge entry for Pudu puda

Classification (HAGRID: 02489)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Cervidae (Taxon entry)
                    Genus: Pudu
Species
Pudu puda
Common name
Southern pudu
Synonyms
Ovis pudu, Pudu pudu

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
18.3 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 956
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Males normally do not reproduce until they are about 2 years old [0448]. It has been reported that these animals may live up to 21 years in captivity [0434], which is plausible but has not been confirmed. Record longevity in captivity is 21.8 years [0956].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
274 days
Male sexual maturity
320 days
Gestation
200 days
Weaning
61 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
900 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
10,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0186 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
91%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 625075
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Taxonomy ID 163861
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