How many baby Greater nectar bats are in a litter?
A Greater nectar bat (Eonycteris major) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 13 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 62.1 cm (2′ 1″). They are a member of the Pteropodidae family (genus: Eonycteris). An adult Greater nectar bat grows up to a size of 1.44 meter (4′ 9″).
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 nectar bat or greater dawn bat (Eonycteris major) is a species of megabat within the genus Eonycteris. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Its range is limited and includes Luzon to Maripipi in the Philippines and scattered parts of Borneo including Tuaran and Ranau in Sabah; Bau, Kuching and Bintulu in Sarawak.
Other animals of the family Pteropodidae
Greater nectar bat is a member of the Pteropodidae, as are these animals:
- Pallas’s tube-nosed bat weighting only 44 grams
- Harpy fruit bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Peters’s epauletted fruit bat weighting only 95 grams
- Livingstone’s fruit bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Philippine dawn bat weighting only 78 grams
- Pteropus gilliardi weighting only 403 grams
- Halmahera blossom bat weighting only 39 grams
- Geelvink Bay flying fox weighting only 351 grams
- Leschenault’s rousette with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Indian flying fox with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Greater nectar bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Blue wildebeest
- Egyptian fruit bat
- Sei whale
- Long-nosed mosaic-tailed rat
- Giant armadillo
- Kuhl’s pipistrelle
- Smaller horseshoe bat
- Leschenault’s rousette
- Blyth’s vole
- Red-shanked douc
Animals with the same weight as a Greater nectar bat
What other animals weight around 72 grams (0.16 lbs)?
- Strong-tailed Oldfield mouse weighting 77 grams
- Nilgiri striped squirrel weighting 70 grams
- Philippine dawn bat weighting 78 grams
- Hylaeamys yunganus weighting 60 grams
- San Quintin kangaroo rat weighting 84 grams
- Balkan mole weighting 70 grams
- Handleyomys intectus weighting 60 grams
- Goldman’s spiny pocket mouse weighting 85 grams
- European mole weighting 86 grams
- Crete spiny mouse weighting 62 grams