AnAge entry for Saiga tatarica

Classification (HAGRID: 02444)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Bovidae
                    Genus: Saiga
Species
Saiga tatarica
Common name
Saiga

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals. One wild born specimen was about 10.5 years old when it died in captivity [0671]. They have been estimated to live up to 10-12 years in the wild [0434].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
331 days
Male sexual maturity
669 days
Gestation
152 days
Weaning
87 days
Litter size
1.7 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
3,500 g
Weight at weaning
14,500 g
Adult weight
37,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0065 days-1 (from Gompertz function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 625120
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 34875
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