AnAge entry for Cheirogaleus medius

Classification (HAGRID: 03206)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Primates (Taxon entry)
                Family: Cheirogaleidae
                    Genus: Cheirogaleus
Species
Cheirogaleus medius
Common name
Fat-tailed dwarf lemur

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

This animal has been argued as an example of a fast ageing primate [0463]. One captive specimen lived for 23.2 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
61 days
Weaning
62 days
Litter size
2.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
19 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
380 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
191%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.0ºC or 100.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.0880 W
Body mass
300.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003627 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 572859
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9460
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