Polygynous (reported by Volampeno 2009 from personal communication with Randriatahina)
Seasonal reproduction (from Volampeno 2009 unless otherwise noted)
Birth (from Volampeno 2009)
Interbirth interval (time between consecutive births) (from Volampeno 2009)
Predation (Schwitzer et al. 2013)
Female lemurs first give birth around the age of 3. Their daughters often remain within the same social group for life while sons disperse, commonly leaving during the mating season. Infants are often seen riding on the back of mom and other female group members. Their social and locomotor development is nearly complete by 10 weeks of age, and youth are nearly independent of maternal care by 7 months.
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de Michelis et al. (1999)
Randriatahina and Roeder (2013)
Schwitzer et al. (2013)