AnAge entry for Cheirogaleus major

Classification (HAGRID: 03205)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Primates (Taxon entry)
                Family: Cheirogaleidae
                    Genus: Cheirogaleus
Species
Cheirogaleus major
Common name
Greater dwarf lemur

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
13.4 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Questionable
Observations

Although there are unverified reports of animals living up to 15 years [0573], the record longevity in captivity is 13.4 years [0671]. Considering the longevity of similar species, however, maximum longevity may be underestimated.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
65 days
Weaning
47 days
Litter size
2.2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
18.1 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
395 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
109%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 572858
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 47177
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