AnAge entry for Sarcophilus harrisii

Classification (HAGRID: 02111)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Dasyuromorphia
                Family: Dasyuridae
                    Genus: Sarcophilus
Species
Sarcophilus harrisii
Common name
Tasmanian devil
Synonyms
Sarcophilus laniarius

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One animal was at least 13 years old when it died at Rotterdam Zoo [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Gestation
26 days
Weaning
243 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
0.0235 g
Weight at weaning
200 g
Adult weight
6,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
69%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 35.8ºC or 96.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
8.6640 W
Body mass
6126.8 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001414 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 709400
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9305
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