AnAge entry for Thylogale billardierii

Classification (HAGRID: 02978)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Diprotodontia
                Family: Macropodidae
                    Genus: Thylogale
Species
Thylogale billardierii
Common name
Tasmanian red-bellied pademelon

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

These animals have been estimated to live up to 10 years [0522], which has not been confirmed. One captive specimen lived 8.8 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
435 days
Male sexual maturity
435 days
Gestation
29 days
Weaning
202 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
204 days
Weight at birth
0.42 g
Weight at weaning
1,029 g
Adult weight
5,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0098 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
48%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 552755
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9327
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