AnAge entry for Nycticeius humeralis

Classification (HAGRID: 02857)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Chiroptera (Taxon entry)
                Family: Vespertilionidae
                    Genus: Nycticeius
Species
Nycticeius humeralis
Common name
Evening bat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, these animals live about 2 years, though 6 year-old animals have been reported. Their maximum longevity could be underestimated.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
30 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
1.75 g
Weight at weaning
2.6 g
Adult weight
9.75 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0157 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
86%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
307ºK or 34.0ºC or 93.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180022
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 27670
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