AnAge entry for Pipistrellus pipistrellus

Classification (HAGRID: 02860)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Chiroptera (Taxon entry)
                Family: Vespertilionidae
                    Genus: Pipistrellus
Species
Pipistrellus pipistrellus
Common name
Common pipistrelle

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

IMR
0.36/year
MRDT
4 years
Maximum longevity
16.6 years (wild)
Source
ref. 970
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Record longevity in the wild is 16.6 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
456 days
Male sexual maturity
456 days
Gestation
42 days
Weaning
42 days
Litter size
1.2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
1.125 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
5 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0668 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
266%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 632123
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 59474
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