AnAge entry for Rhinoceros unicornis

Classification (HAGRID: 03079)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Perissodactyla
                Family: Rhinocerotidae
                    Genus: Rhinoceros
Species
Rhinoceros unicornis
Common name
Indian rhinoceros
Synonyms
Rhinoceros asiaticus, Rhinoceros indicus, Rhinoceros jamrachi, Rhinoceros stenocephalus, Rhinoceros rugosus, Rhinoceros unicornis bengalensis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, these animals are estimated to live up to 40 years [0542]. There is one report of one animal living for 47 years in captivity [0434], but this is doubtful. One wild born male was about 43-44 years old when he died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,678 days
Male sexual maturity
2,557 days
Gestation
479 days
Weaning
456 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.3
Inter-litter interval
850 days
Weight at birth
58,000 g
Weight at weaning
885,812 g
Adult weight
1,602,330 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
99%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.4ºC or 99.3ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 625005
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9809
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