AnAge entry for Eidolon helvum

Classification (HAGRID: 02797)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Chiroptera (Taxon entry)
                Family: Pteropodidae
                    Genus: Eidolon
Species
Eidolon helvum
Common name
Straw-colored fruit bat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Although the gestation period takes at least 9 months, the embryonic development is completed in 4 months [0434]. In the wild, annual survival probability was estimated at 0.43 for juveniles and 0.63-0.83 for adults [1119].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
275 days
Weaning
65 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
50 g
Weight at weaning
135 g
Adult weight
306.25 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
186%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 34.5ºC or 94.1ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

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ITIS 631569
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 77214
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