AnAge entry for Nycticebus pygmaeus

Classification (HAGRID: 03252)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Primates (Taxon entry)
                Family: Loridae
                    Genus: Nycticebus
Species
Nycticebus pygmaeus
Common name
Pygmy loris

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

It has been reported that these animals live up to 20 years [0467], which is possible but has not been confirmed. Record longevity for this species belongs to one male specimen that was at least 17.1 year old, but probably older, when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
273 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
188 days
Weaning
133 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
448 days
Weight at birth
23 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
419 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
139%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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Taxonomy ID 101278
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