AnAge entry for Terrapene carolina

Terrapene carolina is a species with negligible senescence

Classification (HAGRID: 04164)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Testudines (Taxon entry)
                Family: Emydidae
                    Genus: Terrapene
Species
Terrapene carolina
Common name
Eastern box turtle
Synonyms
Testudo carolina

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

IMR
Not yet available
MRDT
No MRDT detected
Maximum longevity
138 years (wild)
Source
ref. 543
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

These are animals with negligible senescence [0026]. In the wild, few animals live over 30-40 years but anecdotal evidence, which seems possible, suggests one animal may have lived up to 138 years in the wild [0543].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,190 days
Male sexual maturity
2,190 days
Adult weight

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 173776
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 158814
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