Animal Age

How old does a Common bent-wing bat get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Common bent-wing bat reaches?

An adult Common bent-wing bat (Miniopterus schreibersi) usually gets as old as 14 years.

Common bent-wing bats are around 182 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 2.6 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Miniopterus), a Common bent-wing bat gets offspring up to 1 times per year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 15.4 cm (0′ 7″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Common bent-wing bat gets as old as 14 years

The common bent-wing bat, Schreibers’s long-fingered bat, or Schreibers’s bat refers to a species of insectivorous bat, a taxonomic complex of subspecies and probably several species in the family Miniopteridae currently named as Miniopterus schreibersii. They appear to have dispersed from a subtropical origin and distributed throughout the southern Palearctic, Ethiopic, Oriental, and Australian regions. In Europe, it is present in the southern half on the continent from Iberia to the Caucasus, with the largest populations found in the warmer Mediterranean area. The common and scientific names honor Carl Franz Anton Ritter von Schreibers.

Animals of the same family as a Common bent-wing bat

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Vespertilionidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Common bent-wing bat

With an average age of 14 years, Common bent-wing bat are in good companionship of the following animals:

Weighting as much as Common bent-wing bat

A fully grown Common bent-wing bat reaches around 10 grams (0.02 lbs). So do these animals: