AnAge entry for Microcebus murinus

Classification (HAGRID: 03208)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Primates (Taxon entry)
                Family: Cheirogaleidae
                    Genus: Microcebus
Species
Microcebus murinus
Common name
Gray mouse lemur

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

These animals appear to be among the fastest ageing primates [0463]. One captive specimen lived for 18.2 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
243 days
Male sexual maturity
243 days
Gestation
61 days
Weaning
37 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
73 days
Weight at birth
6 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
64.8 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0362 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
197%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 572861
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 30608
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