How many baby Western broad-nosed bats are in a litter?
A Western broad-nosed bat (Scotorepens balstoni) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 212 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 1.7 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Scotorepens). An adult Western broad-nosed bat grows up to a size of 55.7 cm (1′ 10″).
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 western or inland broad-nosed bat – Scotorepens balstoni – is a species of vespertilionid bats. They are endemic to Australia and widespread throughout the inland, especially in arid and semi-arid regions. This insectivorous microbat, measuring 12 cm in length, roosts in tree hollows during the day and forages over woodland and water at night.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
Western broad-nosed bat is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- Peters’s trumpet-eared bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Silvered bat weighting only 9 grams
- Hardwicke’s woolly bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Hoary bat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Small bent-winged bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Flores woolly bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Van Gelder’s bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Chinese pipistrelle weighting only 5 grams
- Montane myotis weighting only 5 grams
- Thick-eared bat weighting only 8 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Western broad-nosed bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Pallas’s squirrel
- Malayan tapir
- Red fruit bat
- Western mastiff bat
- Edwards’s long-tailed giant rat
- Thorold’s deer
- Bowhead whale
- Southeast Asian long-fingered bat
- African manatee
Animals with the same weight as a Western broad-nosed bat
What other animals weight around 11 grams (0.02 lbs)?
- Southern dog-faced bat weighting 12 grams
- Flat-skulled shrew weighting 13 grams
- Large-footed bat weighting 10 grams
- Arizona pocket mouse weighting 11 grams
- Dark-winged lesser house bat weighting 9 grams
- Common planigale weighting 12 grams
- Moonshine shrew weighting 13 grams
- Crowned shrew weighting 9 grams
- Luzon shrew weighting 10 grams
- Madagascar sucker-footed bat weighting 9 grams