How many baby Rüppell’s broad-nosed bats are in a litter?
A Rüppell’s broad-nosed bat (Scoteanax rueppellii) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.7 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Scoteanax). An adult Rüppell’s broad-nosed bat grows up to a size of 55.7 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.
Rüppell’s or the greater broad-nosed bat refer to Scoteanax rueppellii, a species of vespertilionid microbat found in eastern Australia.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
Rüppell’s broad-nosed bat is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- Robust yellow bat raching a size of 15.2 cm (0′ 6″)
- Cinnamon myotis weighting only 4 grams
- Southern forest bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Common bent-wing bat becoming 14 years old
- Rohu’s bat weighting only 12 grams
- Fringed myotis becoming 18.25 years old
- Brandt’s bat weighting only 5 grams
- Arizona myotis weighting only 8 grams
- Yellow serotine weighting only 10 grams
- Kenyan wattled bat weighting only 7 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Rüppell’s broad-nosed bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Southwestern myotis
- Olive colobus
- Eared hutia
- Indian flying fox
- Sloggett’s vlei rat
- Northern sportive lemur
- Pennant’s colobus
- Bawean deer
- Lowland mosaic-tailed rat
Animals with the same weight as a Rüppell’s broad-nosed bat
What other animals weight around 26 grams (0.06 lbs)?
- Hazel dormouse weighting 29 grams
- Heart-nosed bat weighting 26 grams
- Lesser long-nosed bat weighting 22 grams
- Wagner’s gerbil weighting 27 grams
- Pallid bat weighting 22 grams
- Short-palated fruit bat weighting 28 grams
- Agile gracile opossum weighting 22 grams
- Eastern heather vole weighting 27 grams
- Kemp’s spiny mouse weighting 22 grams
- Hummelinck’s vesper mouse weighting 27 grams