Litter Size

How many babies does a Dusky leaf-nosed bat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Dusky leaf-nosed bats are in a litter?

A Dusky leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros ater) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 195 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 99 cm (3′ 3″). They are a member of the Rhinolophidae family (genus: Hipposideros). An adult Dusky leaf-nosed bat grows up to a size of 1.55 meter (5′ 2″).

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 Dusky leaf-nosed bat is 1

The dusky leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros ater) is a bat from the genus Hipposideros whose habitat extends from India and Sri Lanka to the Philippines, New Guinea and Northern Australia. This species is counted in the H. bicolor species group and was formerly classified within that species.The genus name Hipposideros comes from the Greek words for “horse” (ἴππος) and “iron” (σίδηρος) and means “horseshoe”; a reference to the complex nose that species in this genus are known for. The generic designation ater is Latin for “black” and notes the relative dark color of this species’s coat.

Other animals of the family Rhinolophidae

Dusky leaf-nosed bat is a member of the Rhinolophidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Dusky leaf-nosed bat

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Dusky leaf-nosed bat

What other animals weight around 5 grams (0.01 lbs)?