AnAge entry for Desmodus rotundus

Classification (HAGRID: 02784)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Chiroptera (Taxon entry)
                Family: Phyllostomidae
                    Genus: Desmodus
Species
Desmodus rotundus
Common name
Vampire bat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
29.2 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

They stop growing at about 5 months. One captive specimen lived for 29.2 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
285 days
Male sexual maturity
285 days
Gestation
189 days
Weaning
274 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
289 days
Weight at birth
8 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
33.2 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0294 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
350%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 35.0ºC or 95.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.1940 W
Body mass
29.4 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.006599 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 631886
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9430
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