AnAge entry for Brachyteles arachnoides

Classification (HAGRID: 03132)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Primates (Taxon entry)
                Family: Cebidae
                    Genus: Brachyteles
Species
Brachyteles arachnoides
Common name
Woolly spider monkey or muriqui

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
40 years (wild)
Source
ref. 1091
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One study in the wild focused on the /hypoxanthus/ (northern muriqui) subspecies found that females can live over 40 years [1091]. Little is known about the longevity of these animals in captivity, however. One 14.5 year old specimen was still alive in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,738 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
232 days
Weaning
662 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.3
Inter-litter interval
730 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
11,170 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
196%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 572959
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 30594
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