How many baby Giant roundleaf bats are in a litter?
A Giant roundleaf bat (Hipposideros gigas) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 28 grams (0.06 lbs) and measure 6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Hipposideridae family (genus: Hipposideros). An adult Giant roundleaf bat grows up to a size of 39.8 cm (1′ 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 giant roundleaf bat (Macronycteris gigas) is a species of bat in the family Hipposideridae found in western tropical Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and caves. The species was formerly considered part of M. commersoni, which is now viewed as being restricted to Madagascar. Both commersoni and it were formerly placed in the genus Hipposideros, but moved to the resurrected Macronycteris in 2017 on the basis of molecular evidence. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Other animals of the family Hipposideridae
Giant roundleaf bat is a member of the Hipposideridae, as are these animals:
- East Asian tailless leaf-nosed bat weighting only 7 grams
- Arnhem leaf-nosed bat weighting only 25 grams
- Triaenops rufus weighting only 9 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Giant roundleaf bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Striped bandicoot
- Javan surili
- Buru babirusa
- Campbell’s mona monkey
- Azara’s night monkey
- Kivu shrew
- Common duiker
- Spectral bat
- Roe deer
Animals with the same weight as a Giant roundleaf bat
What other animals weight around 115 grams (0.25 lbs)?
- Owl’s spiny rat weighting 114 grams
- Sloggett’s vlei rat weighting 106 grams
- Common treeshrew weighting 132 grams
- Buller’s chipmunk weighting 100 grams
- Gray short-tailed opossum weighting 94 grams
- New Guinean rat weighting 133 grams
- Ghost bat weighting 124 grams
- Creek groove-toothed swamp rat weighting 121 grams
- Kobe mole weighting 95 grams
- Sugar glider weighting 120 grams