How many baby Gould’s long-eared bats are in a litter?
A Gould’s long-eared bat (Nyctophilus gouldi) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 22 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 5.1 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Nyctophilus). An adult Gould’s long-eared bat grows up to a size of 30 cm (1′ 0″).
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.
Gould’s long-eared bat (Nyctophilus gouldi) is a microbat found in southern regions of Australia. It occurs in eastern Australia, from Queensland to Victoria, and in a smaller isolated range in the south-west of Western Australia.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
Gould’s long-eared bat is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- Rafinesque’s big-eared bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Large-eared pied bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Rufous mouse-eared bat weighting only 7 grams
- Tropical big-eared brown bat weighting only 11 grams
- Malagasy serotine with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Blanford’s bat weighting only 6 grams
- Somali serotine with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Ridley’s bat weighting only 4 grams
- Hardwicke’s woolly bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Eastern long-fingered bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Gould’s long-eared bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Northern common cuscus
- Lorentz’s mosaic-tailed rat
- Hero shrew
- Indian rhinoceros
- Killer whale
- Micronycteris nicefori
- Eastern falanouc
- Fraser’s dolphin
- Argentine brown bat
- Squirrel glider
Animals with the same weight as a Gould’s long-eared bat
What other animals weight around 11 grams (0.02 lbs)?
- Dollman’s tree mouse weighting 12 grams
- Hildegarde’s shrew weighting 10 grams
- Dark-winged lesser house bat weighting 9 grams
- Jouvenet’s shrew weighting 9 grams
- Gray-bellied pygmy mouse weighting 12 grams
- Myosorex varius weighting 11 grams
- Common bent-wing bat weighting 11 grams
- Fischer’s little fruit bat weighting 9 grams
- Surat serotine weighting 13 grams
- Alston’s brown mouse weighting 11 grams