TABLE 9-1 Body Weight of Captive Adult Primates

Taxon

Sexa

Mean ± SD (kg)

Min (kg)

Max (kg)

n

Location

Country

Reference

Lorisidae

 

Perodicticus potto

b

1.280 ± 0.170

1.10

1.50

4

Midland, MI

US

Cowgill et al., 1989

Lemuridae

 

Hapalemur griseus

b

0.940 ± 0.145

0.66

1.55

25

Durham, NC

US

Terranova and Coffman, 1997

Varecia variegata rubra

f

4.295 ± 0.494

3.60

5.30

4

San Diego, CA

US

Edwards, 1995

Varecia variegata variegata

 

f

4.350 ± 0.475

3.80

|5.00

2

San Diego, CA

US

Edwards, 1995

 

b

3.524 ± 0.465

2.51

5.62

53

Durham, NC

US

Terranova and Coffman, 1997

Eulemur coronatus

b

1.660 ± 0.238

1.12

2.98

30

Durham, NC

US

Terranova and Coffman, 1997

Eulemur fulvus rufus

b

2.261 ± 0.341

1.59

3.59

41

Durham, NC

US

Terranova and Coffman, 1997

Eulemur fulvus sanfordi

b

2.128 ± 0.205

1.72

2.90

17

Durham, NC

US

Terranova and Coffman, 1997

Eulemur macaco flavifrons

b

2.339 ± 0.185

1.73

3.11

21

Durham, NC

US

Terranova and Coffman, 1997

Eulemur macaco macaco

b

2.473 ± 0.260

1.59

4.00

66

Durham, NC

US

Terranova and Coffman, 1997

Eulemur mongoz

b

0.618 ± 0.222

0.52

0.82

67

Durham, NC

US

Terranova and Coffman, 1997

Eulemur rubriventer

b

2.060 ± 0.178

1.58

2.63

15

Durham, NC

US

Terranova and Coffman, 1997

Galagonidae

 

Galago senegalensis

m

0.235

0.215

0.257

East Lansing, MI

US

Holmes et al., 1968

 

f

0.215

0.177

0.237

East Lansing, MI

US

Holmes et al., 1968

Otolemur crassicaudatus

m

1.300

Kensington, MD

US

Valerio et al., 1972

 

f

1.100

Kensington, MD

US

Valerio et al., 1972

Tarsiidae

 

Tarsius bancanus

m

 

f

Callithricidae

 

Callithrix jacchus

u

0.355

8

Bethesda, MD

US

Power and Oftedal, 1996

Cebuella pygmaea

u

0.133

3

Washington, DC

US

Power and Oftedal, 1996

Leontopithecus rosalia

u

0.678

7

Washington, DC

US

Power and Oftedal, 1996

Saguinus fuscicollis

u

0.310

7

Oak Ridge, TN

US

Power and Oftedal, 1996

Saguinus oedipus

m

0.490

Bristol

England

Kirkwood, 1983

 

f

0.481

Bristol

England

Kirkwood, 1983

 

u

0.472

10

Oak Ridge, TN

US

Power and Oftedal, 1996

Cebidae

 

Alouatta caraya

m

10.70

1

Cleveland, OH

US

Edwards, 1995

 

f

7.033 ± 2.139

4.72

8.94

3

Cleveland, OH

US

Edwards, 1995

Alouatta villosa

m

6.192 ± 0.653

5.15

6.85

2

San Diego, CA

US

Edwards, 1995

Alouatta seniculus

m

8.140 ± 0.698

7.50

9.15

2

San Diego, CA

US

Edwards, 1995

Cebus albifrons

m

3.252 ± 0.858

24

Boston, MA

US

Ausman et al, 1981

 

f

2.130 ± 0.564

43

Boston, MA

US

Ausman et al, 1981

Cebus apella

f

2.35 ± 0.160

11

Athens, GA

US

Fragaszy and Adams-Curtis, 1998

 

f

4.40

13

Yemassee, SC

US

Fragaszy and Bard, 1997

Siamiri sciureus (Leticia)

m

0.990 ± 0.212

7

Boston, MA

US

Rasmussen et al., 1980

 

f

0.665 ± 0.132

129

Boston, MA

US

Rasmussen et al., 1980



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