How many baby New Caledonia blossom bats are in a litter?
A New Caledonia blossom bat (Notopteris neocaledonica) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Pteropodidae family (genus: Notopteris). An adult New Caledonia blossom bat grows up to a size of 54.5 cm (1′ 10″).
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 New Caledonia blossom bat (Notopteris neocaledonica) is an uncommon species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae. The species lives in caves in northern New Caledonia, and forms colonies of up to 300.
Other animals of the family Pteropodidae
New Caledonia blossom bat is a member of the Pteropodidae, as are these animals:
- Lesser musky fruit bat weighting only 47 grams
- Bulmer’s fruit bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Lyle’s flying fox weighting only 319 grams
- Long-tongued fruit bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Dobson’s epauletted fruit bat weighting only 121 grams
- Nicobar flying fox raching a size of 16.9 cm (0′ 7″)
- Egyptian fruit bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Lombok flying fox weighting only 256 grams
- White-collared fruit bat weighting only 18 grams
- Western naked-backed fruit bat weighting only 226 grams
Animals that share a litter size with New Caledonia blossom bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once: