How many baby Lesser mouse-tailed bats are in a litter?
A Lesser mouse-tailed bat (Rhinopoma hardwickei) 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 98 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Rhinopomatidae family (genus: Rhinopoma). An adult Lesser mouse-tailed bat grows up to a size of 5.9 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 lesser mouse-tailed bat (Rhinopoma hardwickii) is a species of microbat in the family Rhinopomatidae. Also referred to as Hardwicke’s lesser mouse-tailed bat and long-tailed bat, it is named after Major General Thomas Hardwicke (1755–1835), an English soldier and naturalist who served many years in India. It is found in North Africa, some parts of central and eastern Africa, West Asia and east to the Indian subcontinent.
Other animals of the family Rhinopomatidae
Lesser mouse-tailed bat is a member of the Rhinopomatidae, as are these animals:
- Small mouse-tailed bat weighting only 9 grams
- Lesser mouse-tailed bat weighting only 13 grams
- Greater mouse-tailed bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Lesser mouse-tailed bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Cantor’s roundleaf bat
- Southern marsupial mole
- Northern elephant seal
- Little free-tailed bat
- Lesser short-nosed fruit bat
- Rufous elephant shrew
- Spectral tarsier
- Grant’s forest shrew
- Mountain zebra
- Pygmy treeshrew
Animals with the same weight as a Lesser mouse-tailed bat
What other animals weight around 13 grams (0.03 lbs)?
- Brown mastiff bat weighting 15 grams
- Tropical big-eared brown bat weighting 11 grams
- Southeast Asian shrew weighting 12 grams
- Ozimops beccarii weighting 14 grams
- Western broad-nosed bat weighting 11 grams
- Rüppell’s horseshoe bat weighting 13 grams
- Lesser hairy-winged bat weighting 13 grams
- Pale kangaroo mouse weighting 13 grams
- Rohu’s bat weighting 12 grams
- Central pebble-mound mouse weighting 12 grams
Animals with the same size as a Lesser mouse-tailed bat
Also reaching around 5.9 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals:
- Sundevall’s roundleaf bat gets as big as 5.4 cm (0′ 3″)
- Tien Shan shrew gets as big as 6.5 cm (0′ 3″)
- Fringed myotis gets as big as 5.2 cm (0′ 3″)
- Underwood’s long-tongued bat gets as big as 5.9 cm (0′ 3″)
- Little desert pocket mouse gets as big as 6.8 cm (0′ 3″)
- Moupin pika gets as big as 5.2 cm (0′ 3″)
- Townsend’s big-eared bat gets as big as 5.7 cm (0′ 3″)
- Pacific shrew gets as big as 7 cm (0′ 3″)
- Bicolored musk shrew gets as big as 6 cm (0′ 3″)
- Mindanao pygmy fruit bat gets as big as 6.4 cm (0′ 3″)