How many baby Lander’s horseshoe bats are in a litter?
A Lander’s horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus landeri) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 119 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 1.09 meter (3′ 7″). They are a member of the Rhinolophidae family (genus: Rhinolophus). An adult Lander’s horseshoe bat grows up to a size of 3.8 cm (0′ 2″).
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.
Lander’s horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus landeri) is a species of bat in the family Rhinolophidae found in Africa. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, moist savanna, and caves.
Other animals of the family Rhinolophidae
Lander’s horseshoe bat is a member of the Rhinolophidae, as are these animals:
- Fawn leaf-nosed bat weighting only 8 grams
- Arcuate horseshoe bat weighting only 8 grams
- Wollaston’s roundleaf bat weighting only 6 grams
- Rhinolophus sedulus weighting only 8 grams
- Orange leaf-nosed bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Borneo roundleaf bat weighting only 2 grams
- Yellow-faced horseshoe bat weighting only 6 grams
- Temminck’s trident bat weighting only 4 grams
- Diadem leaf-nosed bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Hildebrandt’s horseshoe bat weighting only 25 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Lander’s horseshoe bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Dassie rat
- Little brown bat
- Greater Asiatic yellow bat
- Mona monkey
- Little free-tailed bat
- Indian pangolin
- West Caucasian tur
- Fox’s shrew
- Weasel sportive lemur
- Northern hairy-nosed wombat
Animals with the same weight as a Lander’s horseshoe bat
What other animals weight around 9 grams (0.02 lbs)?
- Smaller horseshoe bat weighting 10 grams
- Gnome fruit-eating bat weighting 10 grams
- Large rufous horseshoe bat weighting 10 grams
- Tailed tailless bat weighting 10 grams
- Geata mouse shrew weighting 9 grams
- Silvered bat weighting 9 grams
- Crosse’s shrew weighting 8 grams
- Common bent-wing bat weighting 10 grams
- Gray long-tongued bat weighting 10 grams
- Seminole bat weighting 9 grams