How many baby Greater Asiatic yellow bats are in a litter?
A Greater Asiatic yellow bat (Scotophilus heathi) 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 1.6 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 23.6 cm (0′ 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:
- Brandt’s bat weighting only 5 grams
- Moloney’s mimic bat weighting only 8 grams
- Silver-tipped myotis weighting only 5 grams
- Horsfield’s bat weighting only 6 grams
- Malagasy mouse-eared bat weighting only 5 grams
- Kenyan wattled bat weighting only 7 grams
- Yellowish myotis weighting only 5 grams
- Light-winged lesser house bat weighting only 4 grams
- Java pipistrelle with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Eastern red bat with 3 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Greater Asiatic yellow bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Little free-tailed bat
- Rough-haired golden mole
- Preuss’s red colobus
- Ursine colobus
- Rodrigues flying fox
- Arabian gazelle
- Lowland mosaic-tailed rat
- Big free-tailed bat
- Harp seal
- Lake Mackay hare-wallaby
Animals with the same weight as a Greater Asiatic yellow bat
What other animals weight around 36 grams (0.08 lbs)?
- Brazilian shrew mouse weighting 36 grams
- Large slit-faced bat weighting 29 grams
- Saunder’s vlei rat weighting 34 grams
- Asian house shrew weighting 43 grams
- Hooper’s mouse weighting 35 grams
- Hazel dormouse weighting 29 grams
- Geoxus valdivianus weighting 31 grams
- Sclater’s golden mole weighting 39 grams
- Eastern broad-toothed field mouse weighting 43 grams
- Hartwig’s soft-furred mouse weighting 38 grams