Animal Size

Greater dwarf lemur size: How big do they get?

How big does a Greater dwarf lemur get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major) reaches an average size of 22.5 cm (0′ 9″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 15 years, they grow from 18 grams (0.04 lbs) to 447 grams (0.99 lbs). A Greater dwarf lemur has 2 babies at once. The Greater dwarf lemur (genus: Cheirogaleus) is a member of the family Cheirogaleidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Greater dwarf lemur is  (0' 9

The greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major), or the Geoffroy’s dwarf lemur, is a lemur that is widely distributed over the primary and secondary forests near the eastern coast of Madagascar. They are also found in northern parts of Madagascar. Greater dwarf lemurs live in forests and dry scrub areas. The head and body of the greater dwarf lemur can range from 167 to 264 millimeters in length, and 164 to 600 grams. Their tails can range from 195 to 310 millimeters in length.Greater dwarf lemurs are nocturnal. During the day, they sleep in nests of twigs, leaves, and grass, or hollowed sections of trees padded with dry leaves.Their diet consists mostly of fruits, flowers, and nectar. Flower nectar is an important part of the diet from November to December. Sometimes they will also eat insects and small vertebrates. During the dry seasons they will store fat in their tail and become dormant.Its fur is short, dense, grey or reddish brown, and there are dark circles of fur around the eyes. At the end of the wet season the tail will become somewhat swollen with fat.The greater dwarf lemur is preyed upon by the ring-tailed mongoose (Galidia elegans) during the dormant season. Other predators the Malagasy tree boa (Boa manditra), the Madagascar buzzard (Buteo brachypterus), and it is thought probably by the Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) as well, since the latter preys on other lemurs.

Animals of the same family as a Greater dwarf lemur

We found other animals of the Cheirogaleidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Greater dwarf lemur

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Greater dwarf lemur:

Animals with the same litter size as a Greater dwarf lemur

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Greater dwarf lemur:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Greater dwarf lemur

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Greater dwarf lemur:

Animals with the same weight as a Greater dwarf lemur

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cheirogaleus major: