How many baby Northern cave bats are in a litter?
A Northern cave bat (Vespadelus caurinus) 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 Vespertilionidae family (genus: Vespadelus). An adult Northern cave 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.
The northern cave bat (Vespadelus caurinus) is a vespertilionid bat that occurs in Australia.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
Northern cave bat is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- Serotine bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Eisentraut’s pipistrelle weighting only 6 grams
- Daubenton’s bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Little bent-wing bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Flores woolly bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Hardwicke’s woolly bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Large-eared pied bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Horsfield’s bat weighting only 6 grams
- Light-winged lesser house bat weighting only 4 grams
- Long-fingered bat weighting only 8 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Northern cave bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once: