How many baby Spotted-winged fruit bats are in a litter?
A Spotted-winged fruit bat (Balionycteris maculata) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 1900 kg (4188.78 lbs) and measure 2.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Pteropodidae family (genus: Balionycteris). An adult Spotted-winged fruit bat grows up to a size of 4 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 spotted-winged fruit bat, (Balionycteris maculata) is the smallest megabat in the world, and the only species in the genus Balionycteris. It inhabits forests in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Other animals of the family Pteropodidae
Spotted-winged fruit bat is a member of the Pteropodidae, as are these animals:
- New Britain naked-backed fruit bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Gray flying fox weighting only 90 grams
- Pohle’s fruit bat weighting only 69 grams
- Hammer-headed bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Greater short-nosed fruit bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Grey-headed flying fox with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Woodford’s fruit bat weighting only 36 grams
- East African little collared fruit bat weighting only 53 grams
- White-winged flying fox weighting only 343 grams
- Geoffroy’s rousette weighting only 74 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Spotted-winged fruit bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Philippine pygmy squirrel
- Tufted capuchin
- Painted ringtail possum
- Hairy-legged vampire bat
- Plains viscacha
- Black wallaroo
- Malagasy serotine
- Long-nosed mosaic-tailed rat
- Yellow-backed duiker
Animals with the same weight as a Spotted-winged fruit bat
What other animals weight around 14 grams (0.03 lbs)?
- Tomes’s sword-nosed bat weighting 15 grams
- Greenhall’s dog-faced bat weighting 15 grams
- Greater ghost bat weighting 12 grams
- Slender harvest mouse weighting 12 grams
- Spotted free-tailed bat weighting 15 grams
- Pallid large-footed myotis weighting 12 grams
- Rainey’s shrew weighting 14 grams
- Isabelle’s ghost bat weighting 12 grams
- Little Indian field mouse weighting 13 grams
- Delicate vesper mouse weighting 13 grams