AnAge entry for Myotis myotis

Classification (HAGRID: 02844)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Chiroptera (Taxon entry)
                Family: Vespertilionidae
                    Genus: Myotis
Species
Myotis myotis
Common name
Mouse-eared bat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
37.1 years (wild)
Source
ref. 970
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Record longevity from banding studies is 37.1 years [0970]. There are some discrepancies regarding age at sexual maturity with estimates ranging from 3 months to over one year.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
502 days
Male sexual maturity
502 days
Gestation
65 days
Weaning
42 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
5.9 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
28.55 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.109 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
455%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 35.0ºC or 95.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632035
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 51298
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