It is hard to guess what a Botta’s serotine weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Botta’s serotine (Eptesicus bottae) on average weights 15 grams (0.03 lbs).
The Botta’s serotine is from the family Vespertilionidae (genus: Eptesicus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 13.5 cm (0′ 6″).
As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.
Botta’s serotine (Eptesicus bottae) is a species of vesper bat, one for 25 in the genus Eptesicus.It can be found in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan possibly Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Yemen. It is found in rocky areas and temperate desert.
Animals of the same family as a Botta’s serotine
We found other animals of the Vespertilionidae family:
- Southern forest bat with a weight of 5 grams
- Brown pipistrelle with a weight of 6 grams
- Long-legged myotis with a weight of 8 grams
- Black-winged little yellow bat with a weight of 4 grams
- Rendall’s serotine with a weight of 6 grams
- Eisentraut’s pipistrelle with a weight of 6 grams
- Rüppell’s broad-nosed bat with a weight of 26 grams
- Eastern small-footed myotis with a weight of 5 grams
- Lesser mouse-eared bat with a weight of 23 grams
- Northern bat with a weight of 10 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Botta’s serotine
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Eptesicus bottae:
- Neacomys guianae bringing 15 grams to the scale
- Greenhall’s dog-faced bat bringing 15 grams to the scale
- Ruwenzori shrew bringing 18 grams to the scale
- Short-nosed harvest mouse bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Silver fruit-eating bat bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Lakeland Downs mouse bringing 17 grams to the scale
- Dark-footed mouse shrew bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Rainey’s shrew bringing 14 grams to the scale
- Greater long-tailed hamster bringing 13 grams to the scale
- Elliot’s short-tailed shrew bringing 14 grams to the scale