How many baby Rüppell’s broad-nosed bats are in a litter?
A Rüppell’s broad-nosed bat (Nycticeius rueppellii) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Nycticeius). An adult Rüppell’s broad-nosed 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.
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:
- Malagasy mouse-eared bat weighting only 5 grams
- Arabian pipistrelle weighting only 3 grams
- Damara woolly bat weighting only 10 grams
- Schreber’s yellow bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Cape hairy bat weighting only 13 grams
- Large-footed bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Tiny yellow bat weighting only 3 grams
- Serotine bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Malagasy serotine with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Rendall’s serotine weighting only 6 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Rüppell’s broad-nosed bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Lowlands tree-kangaroo
- Bactrian camel
- Long-winged tomb bat
- Brown woolly monkey
- Indian rhinoceros
- Mentawai langur
- Southern needle-clawed bushbaby
- Père David’s deer
- Robert’s snow vole
- Shining thicket rat
Animals with the same weight as a Rüppell’s broad-nosed bat
What other animals weight around 26 grams (0.06 lbs)?
- Cactus mouse weighting 22 grams
- Harlequin bat weighting 22 grams
- Wagner’s gerbil weighting 27 grams
- Hoary bat weighting 27 grams
- North African gerbil weighting 27 grams
- Pearson’s chaco mouse weighting 25 grams
- Texas mouse weighting 27 grams
- Dragon tube-nosed fruit bat weighting 30 grams
- Hummelinck’s vesper mouse weighting 27 grams
- Eastern heather vole weighting 27 grams