AnAge entry for Macrotus californicus

Classification (HAGRID: 02788)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Chiroptera (Taxon entry)
                Family: Phyllostomidae
                    Genus: Macrotus
Species
Macrotus californicus
Common name
California leaf-nosed bat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

While they may reach sexual maturity earlier, males do not mate until they are at least one year-old. These animals feature diapause [0455]. One captive specimen was about 17 years old when it died in captivity [0671]. These animals have been reported to live up to 10.4 years in the wild [0424], though this could be due to confusion with /Macrotus waterhousii/.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
120 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
270 days
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
2.52 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
11.6 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
239%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 35.0ºC or 95.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.0820 W
Body mass
11.7 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.007009 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180071
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9419
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