How many baby Lesser bamboo bats are in a litter?
A Lesser bamboo bat (Tylonycteris pachypus) 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 91 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 19 grams (0.04 lbs) and measure 8.4 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Tylonycteris). An adult Lesser bamboo bat grows up to a size of 2.83 meter (9′ 4″).
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 lesser bamboo bat or lesser flat-headed bat (Tylonycteris pachypus) is one of the smallest species of vesper bat, and is native to Southeast Asia.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
Lesser bamboo bat is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- Hairy-legged myotis weighting only 5 grams
- Fringed myotis becoming 18.25 years old
- Lesser yellow bat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Long-tailed house bat weighting only 30 grams
- Cadorna’s pipistrelle weighting only 6 grams
- Chocolate wattled bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Burmese whiskered bat weighting only 8 grams
- Fly River trumpet-eared bat weighting only 5 grams
- Variegated butterfly bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Rendall’s serotine weighting only 6 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Lesser bamboo bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Sunda flying lemur
- Black crested gibbon
- Barbary sheep
- Long-finned pilot whale
- White-striped free-tailed bat
- Dent’s vlei rat
- Gray dorcopsis
- Sinaloan mastiff bat
- Masoala fork-marked lemur
- Tropical vlei rat
Animals with the same weight as a Lesser bamboo bat
What other animals weight around 4 grams (0.01 lbs)?
- Saussure’s shrew weighting 4 grams
- Common thick-thumbed bat weighting 4 grams
- Peters’s trumpet-eared bat weighting 4 grams
- Ridley’s bat weighting 4 grams
- Crawford’s gray shrew weighting 4 grams
- Light-winged lesser house bat weighting 4 grams
- Pipistrellus babu weighting 4 grams
- Insular horseshoe bat weighting 4 grams
- California myotis weighting 4 grams
- Percival’s trident bat weighting 4 grams