AnAge entry for Tamandua mexicana

Classification (HAGRID: 03092)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Pilosa
                Family: Myrmecophagidae
                    Genus: Tamandua
Species
Tamandua mexicana
Common name
Northern tamandua

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One specimen was estimated to be 16 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
163 days
Weaning
Litter size
(viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
4,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
90%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
305ºK or 32.0ºC or 89.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
5.1240 W
Body mass
3884.2 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001319 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 624912
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9351
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