AnAge entry for Mormopterus planiceps

Classification (HAGRID: 01980)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Chiroptera (Taxon entry)
                Family: Molossidae
                    Genus: Mormopterus
Species
Mormopterus planiceps
Common name
Southern free-tailed bat
Synonyms
Nyctinomus planiceps

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but one specimen lived 6.5 years in captivity [0671]. Females reach sexual maturity in their first year but males probably only later [0455].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
120 days
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
2.06 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
8.8 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 632243
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Taxonomy ID 258864
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