How many baby Lesser sheath-tailed bats are in a litter?
A Lesser sheath-tailed bat (Emballonura monticola) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 6.87 kg (15.15 lbs) and measure 62.1 cm (2′ 1″). They are a member of the Emballonuridae family (genus: Emballonura). An adult Lesser sheath-tailed bat grows up to a size of 57.4 cm (1′ 11″).
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 sheath-tailed bat (Emballonura monticola) is a species of sac-winged bat in the family Emballonuridae. It is found in the Malay Peninsula (including Myanmar and Thailand), Borneo (both Indonesia and Malaysia), and many other parts of the Indonesian Archipelago (e.g., Sulawesi, Java, Sumatra). It is locally threatened by habitat loss.
Other animals of the family Emballonuridae
Lesser sheath-tailed bat is a member of the Emballonuridae, as are these animals:
- Proboscis bat weighting only 4 grams
- Lesser dog-like bat weighting only 5 grams
- Pacific sheath-tailed bat weighting only 6 grams
- Taphozous philippinensis with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Greater sac-winged bat weighting only 8 grams
- Pel’s pouched bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Lesser sac-winged bat weighting only 1 grams
- Gray sac-winged bat weighting only 6 grams
- Shaggy bat weighting only 23 grams
- Mauritian tomb bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Lesser sheath-tailed bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Tana River red colobus
- Little free-tailed bat
- Hamadryas baboon
- Siberian musk deer
- Buru babirusa
- Brazilian brown bat
- Moonshine shrew
- Javan rhinoceros
- Nilgiri langur
Animals with the same weight as a Lesser sheath-tailed bat
What other animals weight around 5 grams (0.01 lbs)?
- Japanese house bat weighting 5 grams
- Carmen Mountain shrew weighting 4 grams
- Chinese pipistrelle weighting 5 grams
- Yellow-lipped bat weighting 4 grams
- Makwassie musk shrew weighting 6 grams
- Little big-eared bat weighting 6 grams
- Grey long-eared bat weighting 6 grams
- Vagrant shrew weighting 5 grams
- Wall-roosting mouse-eared bat weighting 4 grams
- Eastern forest bat weighting 5 grams