How many baby Melck’s house bats are in a litter?
A Melck’s house bat (Eptesicus melckorum) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.1 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Eptesicus). An adult Melck’s house bat grows up to a size of 8.2 cm (0′ 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.
Melck’s house bat (Neoromicia melckorum) is a species of vesper bat.It is found in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Madagascar.Its natural habitats are dry savanna and moist savanna.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
Melck’s house bat is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- Asian particolored bat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Papillose woolly bat weighting only 10 grams
- Lesser bamboo bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Western false pipistrelle weighting only 23 grams
- Savi’s pipistrelle with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Southeast Asian long-fingered bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Rüppell’s broad-nosed bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Kenyan wattled bat weighting only 7 grams
- Yellow serotine weighting only 10 grams
- Silver-haired bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Melck’s house bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once: