How many baby Diadem leaf-nosed bats are in a litter?
A Diadem leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros diadema) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 28 grams (0.06 lbs) and measure 1.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Rhinolophidae family (genus: Hipposideros). An adult Diadem leaf-nosed bat grows up to a size of 7.5 cm (0′ 3″).
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 diadem leaf-nosed bat or diadem roundleaf bat (Hipposideros diadema) is one of the most widespread species of bat in the family Hipposideridae. It is probably most closely related to Hipposideros demissus from Makira and to Hipposideros inornatus from the Northern Territory in Australia. Hipposideros diadema is found in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Other animals of the family Rhinolophidae
Diadem leaf-nosed bat is a member of the Rhinolophidae, as are these animals:
- Telefomin roundleaf bat weighting only 15 grams
- Indian roundleaf bat weighting only 44 grams
- Pomona roundleaf bat weighting only 6 grams
- Rhinolophus hilli weighting only 13 grams
- Rhinolophus sedulus weighting only 8 grams
- Blasius’s horseshoe bat weighting only 10 grams
- Shamel’s horseshoe bat weighting only 9 grams
- Coelops frithi weighting only 7 grams
- Wollaston’s roundleaf bat weighting only 6 grams
- Spurred roundleaf bat weighting only 6 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Diadem leaf-nosed bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Golden snub-nosed monkey
- Long-tailed pangolin
- Thomas’s fruit-eating bat
- Bare-eared squirrel monkey
- Western red colobus
- South American sea lion
- Davis’s round-eared bat
- Bushy-tailed mongoose
Animals with the same weight as a Diadem leaf-nosed bat
What other animals weight around 46 grams (0.1 lbs)?
- Dorothy’s slender opossum weighting 37 grams
- Ivory Coast rat weighting 52 grams
- Cape short-eared gerbil weighting 54 grams
- Elegant water shrew weighting 38 grams
- Hairy-tailed bolo mouse weighting 39 grams
- Marsh rice rat weighting 53 grams
- Round-eared tube-nosed fruit bat weighting 48 grams
- Demonic tube-nosed fruit bat weighting 53 grams
- Alston’s cotton rat weighting 55 grams
- Long-nosed dasyure weighting 52 grams