AnAge entry for Tolypeutes matacus

Classification (HAGRID: 02877)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cingulata
                Family: Dasypodidae
                    Genus: Tolypeutes
Species
Tolypeutes matacus
Common name
La Plata three-banded armadillo

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
36.8 years (captivity)
Source
John Gramieri, pers. comm.
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One female specimen acquired in 1971 by Lincoln Park Zoo, and estimated to be 3 years of age, passed away in 2005 at an estimated 36.8 years of age (John Gramieri, pers. comm.).

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
320 days
Male sexual maturity
320 days
Gestation
120 days
Weaning
55 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
80 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0362 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
246%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
306ºK or 33.0ºC or 91.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.1720 W
Body mass
1160.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001010 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 624905
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 183749
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