AnAge entry for Zaglossus bruijni

Classification (HAGRID: 03056)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Monotremata
                Family: Tachyglossidae
                    Genus: Zaglossus
Species
Zaglossus bruijni
Common name
Long-nosed echidna

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen at the Toronga Zoo in Sydney was still alive at 41.2 years of age [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
10 days
Weaning
152 days
Clutch size
1 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at hatching
Weight at weaning
400 g
Adult weight
7,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
215%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
304ºK or 30.8ºC or 87.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
6.4930 W
Body mass
11848.6 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.000548 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552523
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 33543
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