Life history profiles for 27 strepsirrhine primate taxa generated using captive data from the Duke Lemur Center.

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Since its establishment in 1966, the Duke Lemur Center (DLC) has accumulated detailed records for nearly 4,200 individuals from over 40 strepsirrhine primate taxa-the lemurs, lorises, and galagos. Here we present verified data for 3,627 individuals of 27 taxa in the form of a life history table containing summarized species values for variables relating to ancestry, reproduction, longevity, and body mass, as well as the two raw data files containing direct and calculated variables from which this summary table is built. Large sample sizes, longitudinal data that in many cases span an animal's entire life, exact dates of events, and large numbers of individuals from closely related yet biologically diverse primate taxa make these datasets unique. This single source for verified raw data and systematically compiled species values, particularly in combination with the availability of associated biological samples and the current live colony for research, will support future studies from an enormous spectrum of disciplines.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zehr, SM; Roach, RG; Haring, D; Taylor, J; Cameron, FH; Yoder, AD

Published Date

  • January 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 /

Start / End Page

  • 140019 -

PubMed ID

  • 25977776

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4322587

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2052-4463

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2052-4463

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/sdata.2014.19


  • eng