AnAge entry for Hypsignathus monstrosus

Classification (HAGRID: 02801)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Chiroptera (Taxon entry)
                Family: Pteropodidae
                    Genus: Hypsignathus
Species
Hypsignathus monstrosus
Common name
Hammer-headed fruit bat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Not much is known about the longevity of this species. One specimen was about 12 years old when it died in captivity [0671]. Maximum longevity could be underestimated, though, and it has been estimated that these animals live up to 30 years [0542].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
180 days
Male sexual maturity
420 days
Gestation
120 days
Weaning
Litter size
1.3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
40 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
330 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 631582
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 448084
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