How many baby Wroughton’s free-tailed bats are in a litter?
A Wroughton’s free-tailed bat (Otomops wroughtoni) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 49 grams (0.11 lbs) and measure 15.2 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Molossidae family (genus: Otomops). An adult Wroughton’s free-tailed bat grows up to a size of 30.7 cm (1′ 1″).
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.
Wroughton’s free-tailed bat (Otomops wroughtoni) is a free-tailed bat formerly considered to be confined to the Western Ghats area of India, though it has also recently been discovered in northeast India and in a remote part of Cambodia. It is classified as Data Deficient species as nothing much is know about their habitat, ecology and foraging range.
Other animals of the family Molossidae
Wroughton’s free-tailed bat is a member of the Molossidae, as are these animals:
- New Guinea free-tailed bat weighting only 26 grams
- Cinnamon dog-faced bat weighting only 35 grams
- European free-tailed bat weighting only 28 grams
- Sinaloan mastiff bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Western mastiff bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Velvety free-tailed bat weighting only 13 grams
- Madagascan large free-tailed bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Wagner’s bonneted bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Big bonneted bat weighting only 83 grams
- Large-eared free-tailed bat weighting only 34 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Wroughton’s free-tailed bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once: