AnAge entry for Pteropus hypomelanus

Classification (HAGRID: 02806)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
20.3 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One specimen over 20.3 years old is still alive in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
450 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
163%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 35.7ºC or 96.3ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.6180 W
Body mass
520.8 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003107 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 631633
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9405
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