A long life among ruminants: giraffids and other special cases.

@article{Mller2011ALL,
  title={A long life among ruminants: giraffids and other special cases.},
  author={Dennis W. H. M{\"u}ller and Philipp Zerbe and Daryl Codron and Marcus Clauss and Jean-Michel Hatt},
  journal={Schweizer Archiv fur Tierheilkunde},
  year={2011},
  volume={153 11},
  pages={
          515-9
        }
}
In order to investigate differences in the relative maximum longevity and other life history parameter between ruminant species, we collated data on mean body mass, maximum longevity, gestation period and newborn mass in wild ruminant and camelid species. Among ruminants, giraffids (giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis and okapi Okapia johnstoni) have particularly high longevities, long gestation periods, and low intrauterine growth rates. A particularly high absolute and relative longevity is also… 

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