AnAge entry for Tragelaphus imberbis

Classification (HAGRID: 02452)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Bovidae
                    Genus: Tragelaphus
Species
Tragelaphus imberbis
Common name
Lesser kudu

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen lived 19.8 years [0671]. There are anecdotal reports of animals living over 20 years.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
504 days
Male sexual maturity
504 days
Gestation
235 days
Weaning
274 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.3
Inter-litter interval
259 days
Weight at birth
6,000 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
82,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0095 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
71%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 625131
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9947
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