AnAge entry for Pteropus giganteus

Classification (HAGRID: 02805)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Chiroptera (Taxon entry)
                Family: Pteropodidae
                    Genus: Pteropus
Species
Pteropus giganteus
Common name
Indian flying fox

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
40 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

One male animal about 40 years old is still alive in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
145 days
Weaning
120 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
45 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,175 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
277%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.7ºC or 98.1ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.6220 W
Body mass
562.2 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002885 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 631629
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 143291
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