AnAge entry for Tarsius tarsier

Classification (HAGRID: 02472)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Primates (Taxon entry)
                Family: Tarsiidae
                    Genus: Tarsius
Species
Tarsius tarsier
Common name
Spectral tarsier
Synonyms
Tarsius spectrum, Tarsius fuscus fuscomanus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals. It has been reported that they can live for 12 years [0467], which is possible but has not been confirmed. One animal was still alive after 8.2 years in captivity [0671]. Further studies are necessary to better estimate the maximum longevity of this species.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
425 days
Male sexual maturity
425 days
Gestation
157 days
Weaning
69 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.4
Inter-litter interval
153 days
Weight at birth
24.3 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
144.8 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.0ºC or 96.8ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.8310 W
Body mass
173.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004803 W/g

References

External Resources

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