AnAge entry for Puma concolor

Classification (HAGRID: 02588)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Felidae
                    Genus: Puma
Species
Puma concolor
Common name
Cougar
Synonyms
Felis concolor

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, these animals have been estimated to live up to 18 years [0542]. One captive specimen was still alive at 23.8 years of age [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
912 days
Male sexual maturity
912 days
Gestation
92 days
Weaning
90 days
Litter size
2.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.45
Inter-litter interval
786 days
Weight at birth
400 g
Weight at weaning
3,500 g
Adult weight
63,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0061 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
89%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.6ºC or 99.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
49.3260 W
Body mass
37200.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001326 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 552479
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9696
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