AnAge entry for Myotis lucifugus

Classification (HAGRID: 02843)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Chiroptera (Taxon entry)
                Family: Vespertilionidae
                    Genus: Myotis
Species
Myotis lucifugus
Common name
Little brown bat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

The little brown bat is unique amongst mammals, and maybe even amongst vertebrates, due to its large range of body temperatures. Animals can be cooled to 279.5 K without apparent harm and have also been found at 327 K [0428]. They attain adult weight in about one month.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
210 days
Male sexual maturity
210 days
Gestation
55 days
Weaning
25 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
1.96 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
10 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.116 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
490%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
305ºK or 32.0ºC or 89.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.0510 W
Body mass
5.8 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.008793 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 179988
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 59463
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