AnAge entry for Tadarida brasiliensis

Classification (HAGRID: 02776)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Chiroptera (Taxon entry)
                Family: Molossidae
                    Genus: Tadarida
Species
Tadarida brasiliensis
Common name
Brazilian free-tailed bat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, these animals live at least 8 years [0477]. One 12 year old specimen was still alive in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
273 days
Male sexual maturity
547 days
Gestation
78 days
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
2.8 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
12.5 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.112 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
167%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.0ºC or 96.8ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.1170 W
Body mass
13.3 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.008797 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180088
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9438
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