How many baby Smaller horseshoe bats are in a litter?
A Smaller horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus megaphyllus) 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 125 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Rhinolophidae family (genus: Rhinolophus). An adult Smaller horseshoe bat grows up to a size of 3.8 cm (0′ 2″).
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 smaller horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus megaphyllus) is a species of bat in the family Rhinolophidae. It is found in Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Other animals of the family Rhinolophidae
Smaller horseshoe bat is a member of the Rhinolophidae, as are these animals:
- Ashy roundleaf bat weighting only 3 grams
- Rhinolophus simplex with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Rufous horseshoe bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Mehely’s horseshoe bat weighting only 14 grams
- Schneider’s leaf-nosed bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Noack’s roundleaf bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Blyth’s horseshoe bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Sundevall’s roundleaf bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Bicolored roundleaf bat weighting only 8 grams
- Dent’s horseshoe bat weighting only 6 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Smaller horseshoe bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Pemba flying fox
- Eastern grey kangaroo
- Northeast African mole-rat
- Thomas’s mosaic-tailed rat
- White-throated guenon
- Northern olingo
- Ribboned rope squirrel
- Van Gelder’s bat
Animals with the same weight as a Smaller horseshoe bat
What other animals weight around 10 grams (0.02 lbs)?
- Southeast Asian shrew weighting 12 grams
- Blackish small-eared shrew weighting 8 grams
- Fulvus roundleaf bat weighting 8 grams
- Dark kangaroo mouse weighting 12 grams
- Northern broad-nosed bat weighting 8 grams
- Northern birch mouse weighting 8 grams
- Northern bat weighting 10 grams
- Pygmy round-eared bat weighting 9 grams
- Orange leaf-nosed bat weighting 8 grams
- Little free-tailed bat weighting 10 grams