AnAge entry for Varecia variegata

Classification (HAGRID: 03248)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Primates (Taxon entry)
                Family: Lemuridae
                    Genus: Varecia
Species
Varecia variegata
Common name
Ruffed lemur

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
37 years (captivity)
Source
John Gramieri, pers. comm.
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

One wild born female was about 37 years of age when she died at the Duke University Primate Center. The oldest recorded captive-born specimens of this species was a female which was 33.4 years-old when she died at San Antonio Zoo (John Gramieri, pers. comm.).

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
604 days
Male sexual maturity
608 days
Gestation
99 days
Weaning
112 days
Litter size
2.2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
87.2 g
Weight at weaning
2,893 g
Adult weight
3,670 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
215%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 572873
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Taxonomy ID 9455
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