AnAge entry for Epomophorus gambianus

Classification (HAGRID: 02798)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Chiroptera (Taxon entry)
                Family: Pteropodidae
                    Genus: Epomophorus
Species
Epomophorus gambianus
Common name
Gambian epauletted fruit bat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Not much is known about the longevity of these animals, but one specimen lived 7.8 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
150 days
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
10 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
80 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
81%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 631571
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 372077
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