Animal Size

Common pipistrelle size: How big do they get?

How big does a Common pipistrelle get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) reaches an average size of 3.9 cm (0′ 2″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 16.67 years, they grow from 1 grams (0 lbs) to 5 grams (0.01 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Common pipistrelles have 1 babies about 1 times per year. The Common pipistrelle (genus: Pipistrellus) is a member of the family Vespertilionidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) is a small pipistrelle microbat whose very large range extends across most of Europe, North Africa, southwestern Asia, and may extend into Korea. It is one of the most common bat species in the British Isles. In Europe, the northernmost confirmed records are from southern Finland near 60°N. In 1999, the common pipistrelle was split into two species on the basis of different-frequency echolocation calls. The common pipistrelle uses a call of 45 kHz, while the soprano pipistrelle echolocates at 55 kHz. Since the two species were distinguished, a number of other differences, in appearance, habitat and food, have also been discovered.

Animals of the same family as a Common pipistrelle

We found other animals of the Vespertilionidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Common pipistrelle

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Common pipistrelle:

Animals with the same litter size as a Common pipistrelle

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Common pipistrelle:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Common pipistrelle

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Common pipistrelle:

Animals with the same weight as a Common pipistrelle

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pipistrellus pipistrellus: