AnAge entry for Microcebus rufus

Classification (HAGRID: 03209)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Not much is known about the longevity of these animals, but one wild born specimen was about 12 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
61 days
Weaning
40 days
Litter size
2.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
73 days
Weight at birth
6.5 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
55.5 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 572862
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 122232
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