Table 2.

Morphometry: species (number of specimens), body mass and limb segment lengths

Maximum articular length (mm)
SpecimenBody mass (g)ScapulaHumerusRadius
Primates
   Cheirogaleidae
      Cheirogaleus major283254341
      Microcebus murinus (4)110152323
      Microcebus myoxinus31101415
      Microcebus rufus (3)70*142224
   Lemuridae
      Eulemur coronatus (2)1250356976
      Eulemur fulvus fulvus (4)2500468893
      Eulemur fulvus collaris (2)2110438491
      Eulemur fulvus albifrons2250438488
      Eulemur macaco (3)2400*408689
      Eulemur mongoz (2)1685407477
      Hapalemur griseus (2)895325966
      Lemur catta (3)2680*479296
      Varecia variegata (4)352054106102
   Galagonidae
      Galago alleni (2)314234345
      Galago senegalensis193*163031
      Otolemur crassicaudatus (4)1122325961
      Otolemur garnetti725365966
   Loridae
      Arctocebus aureus (2)210*226159
      Loris tardigradus (3)223226371
      Perodicticus potto (6)1200*377679
      Nycticebus coucang (2)610*347373
   Daubentoniidae
      Daubentonia madagasc. (2)2500*458989
   Callitrichidae
      Callimico goeldii (2)500*305550
      Callithrix argentata (3)320255245
      Callithrix geoffroyi250*234843
      Callithrix jacchus (4)481274943
      Cebuella pygmaea (2)130*183431
      Leontopithecus rosalia (2)550*286161
      Saguinus fuscicollis200184536
      Saguinus imperator (2)500255344
      Saguinus labiatus667285750
      Saguinus midas (2)586265347
      Saguinus oedipus (5)339285448
   Cebidae
      Aotus nigriceps (2)825296865
      Aotus trivirgatus800*357668
      Cacajao calvus (2)345057136120
      Cacajao melanocephalus (3)3000*51133120
      Callicebus moloch (3)800*337765
      Cebus albifrons16154110497
      Cebus apella (4)325058110107
      Cebus capucinus1300*4610094
      Chiropotes satanas2000*4611192
      Pithecia irrorata (4)2500*46119103
      Pithecia monachus1500*287867
      Pithecia pithecia1000*4210297
      Saimiri sciureus (3)800*327065
Primates
   Cercopithecidae
      Cercopithecus cephus2900*4197100
      Cercopithecus diana (2)5000*62137134
      Cercopithecus hamlyni3680*55116125
      Cercopithecus mona275044107104
      Chlorocebus aethiops (4)550067145159
      Erythrocebus patas (3)490089149157
      Lophocebus albigena (2)7000*70161161
      Macaca fascicularis2500417999
      Macaca mulatta (3)9000*74155144
Primates
   Cercopithecidae
      Macaca nemestrina14500*86189183
      Macaca nigra4500*66144150
      Macaca sylvanus (3)751374144140
      Miopithecus talapoin820*327675
      Papio hamadryas (5)23500122216222
      Theropithecus gelada (2)20400120203221
      Colobus badius (2)625058138132
      Colobus guereza980076158155
      Colobus pennantii7000*57144141
      Colobus polykomos9000*66145139
      Nasalis larvatus (4)700058192198
      Presbytis melalophos (2)630060141152
      Pygathrix nemaeus (4)8000*56188200
      Trachypithecus obscurus6000*54137137
   Scandentia
      Tupaia glis (2)200233028
      Tupaia glis belangeri (2)200223026
      Tupaia minor80172321
      Tupaia tana230253433
   Marsupialia
      Chironectes minimus400*314138
      Dasyuroides byrnei158212630
      Didelphis marsupialis1500*476156
      Didelphis virginiana (2)2200576967
      Isoodon obesulus600*313428
      Marmosa robinsoni (2)86172221
      Monodelphis domestica77182222
      Philander opossum800*344444
      Caluromys philander300*202427
      Spilocuscus maculatus (2)5500549595
      Trichosurus vulpecula (3)3500*547683
   Carnivora
      Nasua nasua6000*679374
      Potos flavus (3)2000*438267
      Procyon lotor68006497100
      Felis nigripes (2)2500*588881
      Felis geoffroyi2500*598471
      Felis planiceps2500*588273
      Felis sylvestris (2)330069102100
      Mustela putorius (4)1200345034
      Martes martes (2)1849417456
      Genetta genetta (2)1450456757
      Genetta tigrina1550537664
      Paradoxurus hermaphrod.3500*578663
      Viverricula indica2500*496356
   Rodentia
      Atlantoxerus getulus350243227
      Callosciurus prevosti (2)250274136
      Callosciurus notatus220253530
      Cynomys ludovicianus900*263831
      Ratufa indica1500*396551
      Sciurus carolinensis550294241
      Sciurus vulgaris (3)400*274239
      Spermophilus citellus200*212723
      Spermophilus lateralis (2)250243026
      Tamias sibiricus108172321
      Glis glis (2)123152221
      Muscardinus avellanarius1581113
      Acomys minous70161715
      Mus musculus50121211
      Rattus norvegicus (3)350252827
      Apodemus flavicollis34121514
      Lemmus lemmus60141717
  • * The asterisk denotes that body weight is compiled from one of the following sources: Grzimek, 1987; Rowe, 1996; Garbutt, 1999; Nowak, 1999