How many baby Southern dog-faced bats are in a litter?
A Southern dog-faced bat (Cynomops planirostris) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 674 grams (1.49 lbs) and measure 3.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Molossidae family (genus: Cynomops). An adult Southern dog-faced bat grows up to a size of 64.7 cm (2′ 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 southern dog-faced bat (Cynomops planirostris), is a Central and South American bat species of the family Molossidae. It is found in northern Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname and Venezuela.
Other animals of the family Molossidae
Southern dog-faced bat is a member of the Molossidae, as are these animals:
- São Tomé free-tailed bat weighting only 7 grams
- Underwood’s bonneted bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- White-bellied free-tailed bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Ozimops loriae weighting only 7 grams
- Lappet-eared free-tailed bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- New Guinea free-tailed bat weighting only 26 grams
- Wagner’s bonneted bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Big crested mastiff bat weighting only 29 grams
- Velvety free-tailed bat weighting only 13 grams
- Peters’s wrinkle-lipped bat weighting only 11 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Southern dog-faced bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Eastern rock elephant shrew
- Mountain nyala
- Black-flanked rock-wallaby
- Attwater’s pocket gopher
- North American porcupine
- Schreber’s yellow bat
- Earless water rat
- Greater grison
- Japanese serow
Animals with the same weight as a Southern dog-faced bat
What other animals weight around 12 grams (0.03 lbs)?
- Olive-backed pocket mouse weighting 11 grams
- Eptesicus demissus weighting 13 grams
- Cowan’s shrew tenrec weighting 12 grams
- Silver fruit-eating bat weighting 12 grams
- Molossops planirostris weighting 12 grams
- Isabelle’s ghost bat weighting 12 grams
- Jamaican flower bat weighting 14 grams
- Coastal sheath-tailed bat weighting 12 grams
- Salt marsh harvest mouse weighting 10 grams
- Pleasant gerbil weighting 13 grams