Litter Size

How many babies does a Schlieffen’s bat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Schlieffen’s bats are in a litter?

A Schlieffen’s bat (Nycticeinops schlieffeni) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 78 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Nycticeinops). An adult Schlieffen’s bat grows up to a size of 54.5 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.

The average litter size of a Schlieffen's bat is 2

Schlieffen’s bat or Schlieffen’s twilight bat (Nycticeinops schlieffeni) is a species of vesper bat found in Africa. It has been placed in numerous genera since its first description in 1859, but morphological and genetic studies have confirmed it as the only species in the genus Nycticeinops. It is named for the collector of the original specimen, Wilhelm von Schlieffen-Schlieffiennburg.

Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae

Schlieffen’s bat is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Schlieffen’s bat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Schlieffen’s bat

What other animals weight around 5 grams (0.01 lbs)?