How many baby Niceforo’s big-eared bats are in a litter?
A Niceforo’s big-eared bat (Trinycteris nicefori) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 23 grams (0.05 lbs) and measure 1.7 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Phyllostomidae family (genus: Trinycteris). An adult Niceforo’s big-eared bat grows up to a size of 19.7 cm (0′ 8″).
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.
Niceforo’s big-eared bat (Trinycteris nicefori) is a bat species from South and Central America, ranging from Chiapas to Bolivia and northeastern Brazil. Its habitat is primary and secondary forest at altitudes from sea level to 1000 m. It is crepuscular, being most active in the hour after sunset and before dawn. The species is monotypic within its genus.
Other animals of the family Phyllostomidae
Niceforo’s big-eared bat is a member of the Phyllostomidae, as are these animals:
- Pygmy fruit-eating bat weighting only 11 grams
- Underwood’s long-tongued bat weighting only 7 grams
- White-winged vampire bat weighting only 36 grams
- Thomas’s fruit-eating bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Honduran white bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Tricolored big-eared bat weighting only 8 grams
- Gervais’s fruit-eating bat weighting only 12 grams
- Bidentate yellow-eared bat weighting only 11 grams
- Leach’s single leaf bat weighting only 8 grams
- Tailed tailless bat weighting only 10 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Niceforo’s big-eared bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Typical vlei rat
- Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain
- Javan surili
- Puna mouse
- Tree bat
- Zanzibar bushbaby
- François’ langur
- Chinese pangolin
- Harnessed bushbuck
- Sooty mangabey
Animals with the same weight as a Niceforo’s big-eared bat
What other animals weight around 8 grams (0.02 lbs)?
- Lesser long-fingered bat weighting 7 grams
- Egyptian pygmy shrew weighting 7 grams
- Peninsular horseshoe bat weighting 8 grams
- Mount Kenya mole shrew weighting 9 grams
- Greater dwarf shrew weighting 8 grams
- Brazilian brown bat weighting 9 grams
- Zacatecas shrew weighting 7 grams
- Wood’s slit-faced bat weighting 7 grams
- Sclater’s shrew weighting 7 grams
- Southern pygmy mouse weighting 9 grams