AnAge entry for Myotis daubentonii

Classification (HAGRID: 02042)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Chiroptera (Taxon entry)
                Family: Vespertilionidae
                    Genus: Myotis
Species
Myotis daubentonii
Common name
Daubenton's bat
Synonyms
Myotis daubentoni

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Unlike most other mammals, this bat appears to have a continuous turnover of auditory hair cells [0479]. Anecdotal reports suggest these animals may live up to 40 years, but these have not been confirmed.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Gestation
54 days
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
2.09 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
8.5 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
413%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 946243
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