How many baby Javan slit-faced bats are in a litter?
A Javan slit-faced bat (Nycteris javanica) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 87 grams (0.19 lbs) and measure 3.5 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Nycteridae family (genus: Nycteris). An adult Javan slit-faced bat grows up to a size of 7.5 cm (0′ 3″).
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 Javan slit-faced bat (Nycteris javanica) is a species of slit-faced bats found on the Kangean Islands of Indonesia and Nusa Penida, Java. This species is also located in West Timor. This species’ population is decreasing.
Other animals of the family Nycteridae
Javan slit-faced bat is a member of the Nycteridae, as are these animals:
- Large slit-faced bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Dwarf slit-faced bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Wood’s slit-faced bat weighting only 7 grams
- Gambian slit-faced bat weighting only 7 grams
- Large-eared slit-faced bat weighting only 14 grams
- Bates’s slit-faced bat weighting only 10 grams
- Egyptian slit-faced bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Hairy slit-faced bat weighting only 7 grams
- Malagasy slit-faced bat weighting only 17 grams
- Malayan slit-faced bat weighting only 14 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Javan slit-faced bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Red goral
- White-bellied yellow bat
- Grey seal
- Bonnet macaque
- Dama gazelle
- Golden snub-nosed monkey
- Allied rock-wallaby
- Himalayan tahr
- Red-bellied lemur
- Common tsessebe
Animals with the same weight as a Javan slit-faced bat
What other animals weight around 17 grams (0.04 lbs)?
- Upemba shrew weighting 14 grams
- Morgan’s gerbil mouse weighting 16 grams
- Western pygmy possum weighting 15 grams
- Mehely’s horseshoe bat weighting 14 grams
- Smoky white-toothed shrew weighting 14 grams
- Nyika climbing mouse weighting 15 grams
- Oligoryzomys nigripes weighting 20 grams
- Neacomys spinosus weighting 19 grams
- Northern short-tailed shrew weighting 18 grams
- Eastern shrew mouse weighting 16 grams