It is hard to guess what a Desert pipistrelle weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Desert pipistrelle (Hypsugo bodenheimeri) on average weights 2 grams (0 lbs).
The Desert pipistrelle is from the family Vespertilionidae (genus: Hypsugo). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 13.1 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.
The desert pipistrelle (Hypsugo ariel) is a species of vesper bat in the genus Hypsugo. It is found in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Yemen. Some of the Arabian populations were previously regarded as a separate species, Hypsugo bodenheimeri, but the proposed differences between the two do not hold. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, rocky areas, and hot deserts.
Animals of the same family as a Desert pipistrelle
We found other animals of the Vespertilionidae family:
- Hoary wattled bat with a weight of 8 grams
- Large forest bat with a weight of 6 grams
- Curacao myotis with a weight of 3 grams
- Myotis vivesi with a weight of 25 grams
- Greater tube-nosed bat with a weight of 7 grams
- Moloney’s mimic bat with a weight of 8 grams
- Schreber’s yellow bat with a weight of 26 grams
- Common noctule with a weight of 28 grams
- Van Gelder’s bat with a weight of 22 grams
- Savi’s pipistrelle with a weight of 6 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Desert pipistrelle
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Hypsugo bodenheimeri:
- Eurasian least shrew bringing 2 grams to the scale
- Madagascan pygmy shrew bringing 2 grams to the scale
- Dark sheath-tailed bat bringing 2 grams to the scale
- Desert pipistrelle bringing 2 grams to the scale
- Etruscan shrew bringing 2 grams to the scale
- Flat-headed shrew bringing 2 grams to the scale
- Arizona shrew bringing 2 grams to the scale
- Tiny pipistrelle bringing 2 grams to the scale
- Black myotis bringing 2 grams to the scale
- Borneo roundleaf bat bringing 2 grams to the scale