How many baby Brazilian big-eyed bats are in a litter?
A Brazilian big-eyed bat (Chiroderma doriae) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 106 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 7.6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Phyllostomidae family (genus: Chiroderma). An adult Brazilian big-eyed bat grows up to a size of 30.5 cm (1′ 1″).
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 Brazilian big-eyed bat (Chiroderma doriae) is a species of phyllostomid bat from South America. The scientific name honours Italian naturalist Giacomo Doria.
Other animals of the family Phyllostomidae
Brazilian big-eyed bat is a member of the Phyllostomidae, as are these animals:
- Heller’s broad-nosed bat weighting only 13 grams
- Geoffroy’s tailless bat becoming 10 years old
- Flat-faced fruit-eating bat weighting only 47 grams
- Micronycteris sylvestris weighting only 8 grams
- Spectral bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Pallas’s long-tongued bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Gray short-tailed bat weighting only 15 grams
- Silver fruit-eating bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Greater round-eared bat weighting only 27 grams
- Niceforo’s big-eared bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Brazilian big-eyed bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Highland brush mouse
- Pale-throated sloth
- Complex-toothed flying squirrel
- Dormer’s bat
- Javan rusa
- Sharpe’s grysbok
- Tibetan antelope
- Bare-backed rousette
- Sulawesi rousette
- Domestic yak
Animals with the same weight as a Brazilian big-eyed bat
What other animals weight around 19 grams (0.04 lbs)?
- Savi’s pine vole weighting 20 grams
- Louise’s spiny mouse weighting 20 grams
- Van Gelder’s bat weighting 22 grams
- Pygmy rock mouse weighting 20 grams
- Creeping vole weighting 20 grams
- Hill’s sheath-tailed bat weighting 22 grams
- Kemp’s spiny mouse weighting 22 grams
- Neacomys tenuipes weighting 19 grams
- Goldman’s nectar bat weighting 21 grams
- Gerbil mouse weighting 17 grams