How many baby Philippine tube-nosed fruit bats are in a litter?
A Philippine tube-nosed fruit bat (Nyctimene rabori) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 138 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Pteropodidae family (genus: Nyctimene). An adult Philippine tube-nosed fruit bat grows up to a size of 30 cm (1′ 0″).
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 Philippine tube-nosed fruit bat (Nyctimene rabori) locally known in Tagalog as Bayakan is a species of bat in the family Pteropodidae. It is endemic to the Philippines and known from the islands of Cebu, Negros and Sibuyan. It occurs in and near primary and secondary forests. It is often found near water. It is threatened by habitat loss due to deforestation. The species is named for Dioscoro S. Rabor who, with several others, first collected the species.
Other animals of the family Pteropodidae
Philippine tube-nosed fruit bat is a member of the Pteropodidae, as are these animals:
- Greater short-nosed fruit bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Dragon tube-nosed fruit bat weighting only 30 grams
- Pteropus gilliardi weighting only 403 grams
- Lesser flying fox weighting only 296 grams
- Long-tailed fruit bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Long-tongued fruit bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Salim Ali’s fruit bat raching a size of 10.6 cm (0′ 5″)
- Guadalcanal monkey-faced bat weighting only 489 grams
- Little golden-mantled flying fox weighting only 184 grams
- Long-tongued nectar bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Philippine tube-nosed fruit bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Lowland paca
- Fin whale
- Yellow-footed rock-wallaby
- Western long-tongued bat
- Brazilian porcupine
- Melck’s house bat
- Insular flying fox
- Black-tailed hutia
- Beira (antelope)
- Common eland
Animals with the same weight as a Philippine tube-nosed fruit bat
What other animals weight around 68 grams (0.15 lbs)?
- Hottentot golden mole weighting 65 grams
- Cliff chipmunk weighting 63 grams
- Nilgiri striped squirrel weighting 70 grams
- Oxymycterus hucucha weighting 67 grams
- Broad-footed mole weighting 61 grams
- African wading rat weighting 62 grams
- Ethiopian epauletted fruit bat weighting 66 grams
- Eastern chestnut mouse weighting 79 grams
- Puebla deer mouse weighting 59 grams
- Oecomys rex weighting 73 grams