AnAge entry for Eptesicus fuscus

Classification (HAGRID: 02827)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Chiroptera (Taxon entry)
                Family: Vespertilionidae
                    Genus: Eptesicus
Species
Eptesicus fuscus
Common name
Big brown bat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
19 years (wild)
Source
ref. 424
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

They have been recorded to live up to 19 years in the wild [0424].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
547 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Gestation
35 days
Weaning
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
3.9 g
Weight at weaning
17.2 g
Adult weight
23 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.062 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
241%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.0ºC or 96.8ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.1130 W
Body mass
13.3 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.008496 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180008
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 29078
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