How many baby Variegated butterfly bats are in a litter?
A Variegated butterfly bat (Glauconycteris variegata) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 9 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 15.2 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Glauconycteris). An adult Variegated butterfly bat grows up to a size of 12 cm (0′ 5″).
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 variegated butterfly bat (Glauconycteris variegata) is a species of vesper bat. It is sometimes also called the leaf-winged bat, or simply the butterfly bat. It is not currently endangered, but may be threatened by habitat loss in some parts of its range.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
Variegated butterfly bat is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- Round-eared tube-nosed bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Large-footed bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Intermediate long-fingered bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Savi’s pipistrelle with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Narrow-winged pipistrelle weighting only 15 grams
- Asian particolored bat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Blanford’s bat weighting only 6 grams
- Serotine bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Silver-haired bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Clear-winged woolly bat weighting only 4 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Variegated butterfly bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Chestnut-bellied titi
- Greater musky fruit bat
- Sei whale
- Darling’s horseshoe bat
- Tufted capuchin
- Melck’s house bat
- White-footed sportive lemur
- Daubenton’s bat
- Gracile Atlantic spiny rat
Animals with the same weight as a Variegated butterfly bat
What other animals weight around 11 grams (0.02 lbs)?
- Olive-backed pocket mouse weighting 11 grams
- Pallas’s long-tongued bat weighting 9 grams
- Greater white-toothed shrew weighting 9 grams
- African black shrew weighting 11 grams
- Little free-tailed bat weighting 10 grams
- Eptesicus demissus weighting 13 grams
- Hairy big-eared bat weighting 12 grams
- Lesser noctule weighting 12 grams
- Little white-shouldered bat weighting 10 grams
- Miller’s long-tongued bat weighting 13 grams