AnAge entry for Pteropus vampyrus

Classification (HAGRID: 02020)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

This is the largest species of the genus in wingspan [0434].

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
872 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
151%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.9ºC or 98.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
4.4860 W
Body mass
1024.3 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004380 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 631662
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 132908
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