How many baby Southern forest bats are in a litter?
A Southern forest bat (Eptesicus regulus) 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 92 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.1 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Eptesicus). An adult Southern forest bat grows up to a size of 8.2 cm (0′ 4″).
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 forest bat (Vespadelus regulus) is a vespertilionid bat found in Australia.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
Southern forest bat is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- De Winton’s long-eared bat weighting only 6 grams
- Miniopterus macrocneme with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Brown tube-nosed bat weighting only 4 grams
- Eastern forest bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Pipistrellus babu weighting only 4 grams
- Greater bamboo bat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Southeast Asian long-fingered bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Silvered bat weighting only 9 grams
- Flute-nosed bat weighting only 4 grams
- Lesser Asiatic yellow bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Southern forest bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Aba roundleaf bat
- Small flying fox
- Northern olingo
- Natterer’s bat
- Red fruit bat
- Pallas’s long-tongued bat
- Handley’s tailless bat
- Cave nectar bat
Animals with the same weight as a Southern forest bat
What other animals weight around 5 grams (0.01 lbs)?
- Kongana shrew weighting 5 grams
- Trinidad dog-like bat weighting 4 grams
- Japanese house bat weighting 5 grams
- Flute-nosed bat weighting 4 grams
- Light-winged lesser house bat weighting 4 grams
- Savi’s pipistrelle weighting 6 grams
- Red myotis weighting 5 grams
- Allen’s spotted bat weighting 5 grams
- Percival’s trident bat weighting 4 grams
- Blanford’s bat weighting 6 grams