Animal Weight

How much does a Cape serotine weight?

It is hard to guess what a Cape serotine weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Cape serotine (Eptesicus capensis) on average weights 6 grams (0.01 lbs).

The Cape serotine is from the family Vespertilionidae (genus: Eptesicus). It is usually born with about 2 grams (0 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 8.2 cm (0′ 4″). 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 average adult weight of a Cape serotine is 6 grams (0.01 lbs)

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:

Animals with the same weight as a Cape serotine

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Eptesicus capensis:

Animals with the same size as a Cape serotine

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Cape serotine:

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: