AnAge entry for Vicugna pacos

Classification (HAGRID: 01662)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Camelidae
                    Genus: Vicugna
Species
Vicugna pacos
Common name
Alpaca
Synonyms
Lama pacos

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
25.8 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

These animals can live up to 25.8 years in zoos [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
432 days
Male sexual maturity
500 days
Gestation
345 days
Weaning
213 days
Litter size
1.04 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
7,210 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
62,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
97%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 39.1ºC or 102.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 898279
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 30538
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