How many baby African yellow bats are in a litter?
A African yellow bat (Scotophilus dinganii) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Scotophilus). An adult African yellow bat grows up to a size of 23.6 cm (0′ 10″).
To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.
The African yellow bat (Scotophilus dinganii) is a species of bat in the family Vespertilionidae, the vesper bats. Other common names include African yellow house bat, yellow-bellied house bat, and Dingan’s Bat. It is one of fifteen species in the genus Scotophilus.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
African yellow bat is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- Round-eared tube-nosed bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Somali serotine with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Argentine brown bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Peters’s trumpet-eared bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Cape hairy bat weighting only 13 grams
- Keen’s myotis becoming 18.5 years old
- Daubenton’s bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Spurrell’s woolly bat weighting only 3 grams
- Rüppell’s pipistrelle with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Brown tube-nosed bat weighting only 4 grams
Animals that share a litter size with African yellow bat
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:
- Sumichrast’s vesper rat
- Crested porcupine
- Moon forest shrew
- Red-handed tamarin
- African striped weasel
- San Lorenzo mouse
- Spotted-necked otter
- Giant otter shrew
- Mozambique thicket rat
- Common rufous-nosed rat
Animals with the same weight as a African yellow bat
What other animals weight around 25 grams (0.06 lbs)?
- Salvin’s big-eyed bat weighting 26 grams
- Hazel dormouse weighting 29 grams
- Woodford’s fruit bat weighting 30 grams
- Buffoon striped grass mouse weighting 26 grams
- Schreber’s yellow bat weighting 26 grams
- Pacific jumping mouse weighting 27 grams
- Highland yellow-shouldered bat weighting 21 grams
- Striped field mouse weighting 21 grams
- Egyptian tomb bat weighting 24 grams
- Dusky caenolestid weighting 29 grams