How many baby Western long-tongued bats are in a litter?
A Western long-tongued bat (Glossophaga morenoi) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 180 kg (396.83 lbs) and measure 4.8 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Phyllostomidae family (genus: Glossophaga). An adult Western long-tongued bat grows up to a size of 5.69 meter (18′ 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.
The western long-tongued bat (Glossophaga morenoi) is a species of bat in the family Phyllostomidae. It is endemic to Mexico.
Other animals of the family Phyllostomidae
Western long-tongued bat is a member of the Phyllostomidae, as are these animals:
- Micronycteris brachyotis weighting only 10 grams
- Gray short-tailed bat weighting only 15 grams
- Pygmy round-eared bat weighting only 9 grams
- Bidentate yellow-eared bat weighting only 11 grams
- Bogotá yellow-shouldered bat weighting only 19 grams
- Buffy flower bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Tilda’s yellow-shouldered bat weighting only 24 grams
- Orinoco sword-nosed bat weighting only 9 grams
- Highland yellow-shouldered bat weighting only 21 grams
- Tailed tailless bat weighting only 10 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Western long-tongued bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Red-fronted gazelle
- Lesser kudu
- Thomas’s mosaic-tailed rat
- Grant’s gazelle
- Dent’s mona monkey
- Golden snub-nosed monkey
- Southeastern pocket gopher
- Hildebrandt’s horseshoe bat
- Tweedy’s crab-eating rat
- Pygmy scaly-tailed flying squirrel
Animals with the same weight as a Western long-tongued bat
What other animals weight around 8 grams (0.02 lbs)?
- Emilia’s gracile opossum weighting 7 grams
- Plains pocket mouse weighting 9 grams
- Baird’s shrew weighting 8 grams
- Seminole bat weighting 9 grams
- Dwarf little fruit bat weighting 9 grams
- Goodwin’s broad-clawed shrew weighting 7 grams
- Schmidts’s big-eared bat weighting 7 grams
- Eastern long-eared bat weighting 9 grams
- São Tomé free-tailed bat weighting 7 grams
- Bechstein’s bat weighting 9 grams