AnAge entry for Nyctalus noctula

Classification (HAGRID: 02855)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Chiroptera (Taxon entry)
                Family: Vespertilionidae
                    Genus: Nyctalus
Species
Nyctalus noctula
Common name
Noctule

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In captivity, three month-old females may mate, but in the wild males are not known to mate until about 15 months-old and females probably only mate when they are one year of age.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
90 days
Male sexual maturity
455 days
Gestation
60 days
Weaning
Litter size
1.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
5.37 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
27.75 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0303 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
147%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632069
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 51300
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