AnAge entry for Tamandua tetradactyla

Classification (HAGRID: 03093)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One specimen was estimated to be 19 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
160 days
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.4
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
4,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
107%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
307ºK or 33.5ºC or 92.3ºF
Basal metabolic rate
5.0150 W
Body mass
3500.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001433 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 624913
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 48850
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