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Table 1 Species of rodents, lagomorphs, and primates. Maximum reported lifespan (MRLS, years) and longevity quotient (LQ,%) were obtained from the AnAge database [18]

From: Screening for mouse genes lost in mammals with long lifespans

SpeciesCommon nameMRLSLQ
Heterocephalus glaberNaked mole-rat (NMR)31368
Nannospalax galili (Spalax galili)Upper Galilee mountains blind mole rat (BMR)20.2190
Fukomys damarensis (Cryptomys damarensis)Damaraland mole-rat (DMR)15.5143
Chinchilla lanigeraLong-tailed chinchilla17.2131
Octodon degusCommon degu14124
Dipodomys ordiiKangaroo rat9.9109
Peromyscus maniculatus bairdiiNorthern American deer mouse8.3107
Cavia porcellusGuinea pig1289
Jaculus jaculusLesser Egyptian jerboa7.381
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus
(Spermophilus tridecemlineatus)
Thirteen-lined ground squirrel7.973
Microtus ochrogasterPrairie vole5.361
Oryctolagus cuniculus (Lepus cuniculus)European rabbit958
Mus musculusMouse451
Cavia apereaBrazilian guinea pig650
Mesocricetus auratusGolden hamster3.939
Rattus norvegicusCommon rat3.832
Homo sapiensHuman122.5463
Cebus capucinus imitatorWhite-headed capuchin54.8331
Nomascus leucogenysNorthern white-cheeked gibbon44.1238
Pan troglodytesChimpanzee59.4236
Saimiri boliviensisBolivian squirrel monkey30.3232
Pan paniscusBonobo55222
Pongo abeliiSumatran orangutan59221
Aotus nancymaaeNancy Ma’s night monkey30a218a
Macaca fascicularisCrab-eating macaque39209
Macaca mulattaMacaque40206
Gorilla gorilla gorillaWestern lowland gorilla60.1200
Callithrix jacchusMarmoset22.8200
Microcebus murinusMouse lemur18.2197
Macaca nemestrinaPigtail macaque37.6194
Colobus angolensis palliatusAngola colobus35.3180
Mandrillus leucophaeusDrill39177
Chlorocebus sabaeusGreen monkey31.6173b
Propithecus coquereliCoquerel’s sifaka30.5170c
Carlito syrichtaPhilippine tarsier16157
Rhinopithecus roxellanaGolden snub-nosed monkey29.5139
Otolemur garnettiiBushbaby20136
Cercocebus atysSooty mangabey26.8135d
Papio anubisOlive baboon25.2114e
Rhinopithecus bietiBlack snub-nosed monkey1575f
  1. aThe lifespan is not known; however, it is 33.8, 30.1 [19], and 30 [20] years in related night monkeys Aotus lemurinus, A. trivirgatus, and A. azarae, respectively. LQ was calculated for a body weight of 874 g, which is the median weight for these species
  2. bFor a body weight of 5.62 kg as specified in AnAge
  3. cFor a body weight of 5 kg, which is the median weight for related species Propithecus verreauxi, P. diadema, and P. tattersalli
  4. dFor a body weight of 9.39 kg, which is the median weight for related species Cercocebus torquatus, C. galeritus, C. agilis, and Lophocebus albigena
  5. eFor the mean male/female body weight
  6. fFor a body weight of 9.96 kg as specified in AnAge