AnAge entry for Rangifer tarandus

Classification (HAGRID: 02490)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Cervidae (Taxon entry)
                    Genus: Rangifer
Species
Rangifer tarandus
Common name
Caribou and reindeer

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
21.8 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 956
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

A gradual ageing process has been documented in this species [0548]. Record longevity in captivity is 21.8 years [0956].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
662 days
Male sexual maturity
680 days
Gestation
228 days
Weaning
120 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
6,500 g
Weight at weaning
20,000 g
Adult weight
101,250 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0047 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
76%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 37.2ºC or 99.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
119.6600 W
Body mass
85000.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001408 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180701
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9870
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