Litter Size

How many babies does a Cape serotine have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Cape serotines are in a litter?

A Cape serotine (Eptesicus capensis) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Eptesicus). An adult Cape serotine grows up to a size of 8.2 cm (0′ 4″).

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 average litter size of a Cape serotine is 1

The Cape serotine (Neoromicia capensis) is a species of vesper bat occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa. ‘Serotine’ is from Latin ‘serotinus’ meaning ‘of the evening’.It is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Djibouti.

Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae

Cape serotine is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Cape serotine

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Cape serotine

What other animals weight around 6 grams (0.01 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Cape serotine

Also reaching around 8.2 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: