How many baby Lesser noctules are in a litter?
A Lesser noctule (Nyctalus leisleri) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.5 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Nyctalus). An adult Lesser noctule grows up to a size of 13.4 cm (0′ 6″).
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 noctule, Leisler’s bat or the Irish bat (Nyctalus leisleri), is a species of insectivorous bat belonging to the vesper bat family, Vespertilionidae.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
Lesser noctule is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- Yuma myotis becoming 8.75 years old
- Beatrix’s bat weighting only 7 grams
- Horsfield’s bat weighting only 6 grams
- Brown pipistrelle weighting only 6 grams
- Black-gilded pipistrelle weighting only 10 grams
- Myotis bocagei weighting only 7 grams
- Cinnamon myotis weighting only 4 grams
- Japanese house bat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Western small-footed bat weighting only 4 grams
- Van Gelder’s bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Lesser noctule
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Striped bandicoot
- Cuvier’s gazelle
- Spotted seal
- Antarctic fur seal
- Red-tailed sportive lemur
- Long-tongued nectar bat
- Woodlark cuscus
Animals with the same weight as a Lesser noctule
What other animals weight around 12 grams (0.03 lbs)?
- Gracile naked-tailed shrew weighting 14 grams
- Tropical big-eared brown bat weighting 11 grams
- Merida small-eared shrew weighting 12 grams
- Western bent-winged bat weighting 14 grams
- Northern leaf-nosed bat weighting 12 grams
- Philippine forest horseshoe bat weighting 13 grams
- Glen’s wattled bat weighting 10 grams
- Coastal sheath-tailed bat weighting 12 grams
- Sandy inland mouse weighting 14 grams
- Surat serotine weighting 13 grams