How many baby Greater Asiatic yellow bats are in a litter?
A Greater Asiatic yellow bat (Scotophilus heathii) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 112 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.7 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Scotophilus). An adult Greater Asiatic yellow bat grows up to a size of 55.7 cm (1′ 10″).
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 greater Asiatic yellow bat (Scotophilus heathii) is a species of vesper bat.It is found in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.Like many bats, females have delayed ovulation, with the ability to store sperm. This makes them particularly of interest to biologists. Studies have shown that seasonal changes in hormones allow them to deposit fat before the onset of winter.It is named after Josiah Marshall Heath, who presented the type specimen to the Zoological Society of London.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
Greater Asiatic yellow bat is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- Ridley’s bat weighting only 4 grams
- Argentine brown bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Common bent-wing bat becoming 14 years old
- Cave myotis becoming 11.25 years old
- Little bent-wing bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Glen’s wattled bat weighting only 10 grams
- Big-eared brown bat weighting only 11 grams
- Large forest bat weighting only 6 grams
- Chinese pipistrelle weighting only 5 grams
- Nathusius’s pipistrelle with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Greater Asiatic yellow bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Ryukyu flying fox
- Bushveld elephant shrew
- Southern three-banded armadillo
- Feather-tailed possum
- California sea lion
- Gray brocket
- Temminck’s flying squirrel
- Diademed sifaka
- Prevost’s squirrel
Animals with the same weight as a Greater Asiatic yellow bat
What other animals weight around 36 grams (0.08 lbs)?
- Rufous-bellied bolo mouse weighting 32 grams
- Naked-rumped tomb bat weighting 31 grams
- Kelaart’s long-clawed shrew weighting 36 grams
- Medje free-tailed bat weighting 42 grams
- Brucepattersonius iheringi weighting 43 grams
- Defua rat weighting 43 grams
- Rümmler’s brush mouse weighting 29 grams
- Madagascan large free-tailed bat weighting 33 grams
- Mexican deer mouse weighting 42 grams
- Grant’s rock mouse weighting 40 grams