AnAge entry for Macroderma gigas

Classification (HAGRID: 02773)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Chiroptera (Taxon entry)
                Family: Megadermatidae
                    Genus: Macroderma
Species
Macroderma gigas
Common name
Australian false vampire bat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen lived for 22.6 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
21.6 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
150 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
215%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 37.0ºC or 98.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.6390 W
Body mass
126.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.005071 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 631754
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9411
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