AnAge entry for Chlorocebus aethiops

Classification (HAGRID: 02365)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Primates (Taxon entry)
                Family: Cercopithecidae
                    Genus: Chlorocebus
Species
Chlorocebus aethiops
Common name
Grivet, or Vervet
Synonyms
Cercopithecus calliaudi, Cercopithecus cano-viridis, Cercopithecus cinereo-viridis, Simia engytithia, Cercopithecus griseo-viridis, Cercopithecus griseus, Cercopithecus matschiei, Simia subviridis, Cercopithecus toldti, Lasiopyga weidholzi, Cercopithecus canoviridis, Cercopithecus cinereoviridis, Cercopithecus griseoviridis, Cercopithecus aethiops zavattarii, Chlorocebus aethiops

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
32 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 1355
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

These animals have been reported to live up to 32 years in captivity [1355]. However, one captive specimen in Israel lived at least 30.8 years. This specimen could have been older, though, because its exact date of birth and death are unknown [0671].

Studies have shown that aged individuals of this species have a similar pathology of Alzheimer's Disease to humans [1355].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,034 days
Male sexual maturity
1,825 days
Gestation
162 days
Weaning
182 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
357 days
Weight at birth
314 g
Weight at weaning
1,036 g
Adult weight
5,620 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
174%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.8ºC or 98.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

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ITIS 552515
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Taxonomy ID 9534
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