AnAge entry for Plecotus townsendii

Classification (HAGRID: 02865)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Chiroptera (Taxon entry)
                Family: Vespertilionidae
                    Genus: Plecotus
Species
Plecotus townsendii
Common name
Townsend's big-eared bat
Synonyms
Corynorhinus townsendii

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

The gestation period for this species varies from 56 to 100 days, depending on body temperature [0434]. Males probably do not mate in their first year of life, but females might mate at 4 months of age.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
78 days
Weaning
42 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
2.4 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
14.25 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
279%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180028
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