It is hard to guess what a Cape serotine weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Cape serotine (Neoromicia capensis) on average weights 5 grams (0.01 lbs).
The Cape serotine is from the family Vespertilionidae (genus: Neoromicia). It is usually born with about 2 grams (0 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 13.4 cm (0′ 6″). Usually, Cape serotines have 1 babies per litter.
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.
The Cape serotine (Neoromicia capensis) is a species of vesper bat occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa. ‘Serotine’ is from Latin ‘serotinus’ meaning ‘of the evening’.It is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Djibouti.
Animals of the same family as a Cape serotine
We found other animals of the Vespertilionidae family:
- Eastern long-fingered bat with a weight of 7 grams
- Whitehead’s woolly bat with a weight of 3 grams
- Greater Papuan pipistrelle with a weight of 6 grams
- Asian barbastelle with a weight of 15 grams
- Wall-roosting mouse-eared bat with a weight of 4 grams
- Horsfield’s bat with a weight of 6 grams
- Cadorna’s pipistrelle with a weight of 6 grams
- Chinese pipistrelle with a weight of 5 grams
- Round-eared tube-nosed bat with a weight of 9 grams
- Grey long-eared bat with a weight of 6 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Cape serotine
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Neoromicia capensis:
- Lesser woolly bat bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Eurasian pygmy shrew bringing 4 grams to the scale
- Little big-eared bat bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Savi’s pipistrelle bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Salenski’s shrew bringing 5 grams to the scale
- Pomona roundleaf bat bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Beccari’s sheath-tailed bat bringing 4 grams to the scale
- Rendall’s serotine bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Grey long-eared bat bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Long-tailed shrew bringing 4 grams to the scale
Animals with the same litter size as a Cape serotine
Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Cape serotine: