AnAge entry for Callithrix jacchus

Classification (HAGRID: 03099)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Primates (Taxon entry)
                Family: Callitrichidae
                    Genus: Callithrix
Species
Callithrix jacchus
Common name
White-tufted-ear marmoset

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

These animals appear to be amongst the fastest ageing primates [0463]. Females have been known to die of breast cancer in their second decade of life [0935]. One male specimen lived 22.8 years in captivity [0671]. Average lifespan in captivity has been reported to be around 10-12 years [0865].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
477 days
Male sexual maturity
382 days
Gestation
144 days
Weaning
62 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
169 days
Weight at birth
26.5 g
Weight at weaning
86.67 g
Adult weight
255.2 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0172 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
200%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.0ºC or 96.8ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.8480 W
Body mass
190.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004463 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 572915
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9483
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