Litter Size

How many babies does a Thomas’s fruit-eating bat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Thomas’s fruit-eating bats are in a litter?

A Thomas’s fruit-eating bat (Artibeus watsoni) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 56 grams (0.12 lbs) and measure 1.7 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Phyllostomidae family (genus: Artibeus). An adult Thomas’s fruit-eating bat grows up to a size of 51.6 cm (1′ 9″).

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.

Thomas’s fruit-eating bat (Dermanura watsoni), sometimes also popularly called Watson’s fruit-eating bat, is a species of bat in the family Phyllostomidae. It is found in southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia. Its South American range is to the west of the Andes. The species name is in honor of H. J. Watson, a plantation owner in western Panama who used to send specimens to the British Natural History Museum, where Oldfield Thomas would often describe them.

Other animals of the family Phyllostomidae

Thomas’s fruit-eating bat is a member of the Phyllostomidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Thomas’s fruit-eating bat

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Thomas’s fruit-eating bat

What other animals weight around 11 grams (0.02 lbs)?