It is hard to guess what a Dormer’s bat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Dormer’s bat (Pipistrellus dormeri) on average weights 6 grams (0.01 lbs).
The Dormer’s bat is from the family Vespertilionidae (genus: Pipistrellus). It is usually born with about 1 grams (0 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 12.18 meter (40′ 0″). Usually, Dormer’s bats 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.
Dormer’s bat or Dormer’s pipistrelle (Scotozous dormeri) is a species of vesper bat. It is monotypical for its genus.It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Pakistan.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, arable land, plantations, rural gardens, and urban areas.The holotype for this species was from the Bellary Hills in Southern India and it was collected by James Charlemagne Dormer, after whom it is named.Bat flies found on this species include: Basilia fletcheri.
Animals of the same family as a Dormer’s bat
We found other animals of the Vespertilionidae family:
- Greater noctule bat with a weight of 45 grams
- Western small-footed bat with a weight of 4 grams
- Great evening bat with a weight of 49 grams
- Bechstein’s bat with a weight of 9 grams
- Glen’s wattled bat with a weight of 10 grams
- Southern forest bat with a weight of 5 grams
- Hoary bat with a weight of 27 grams
- Angulate pipistrelle with a weight of 3 grams
- Silvered bat with a weight of 9 grams
- Common noctule with a weight of 28 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Dormer’s bat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pipistrellus dormeri:
- Mexican small-eared shrew bringing 7 grams to the scale
- Kenyan wattled bat bringing 7 grams to the scale
- Montane myotis bringing 5 grams to the scale
- Trowbridge’s shrew bringing 5 grams to the scale
- Mexican long-tailed shrew bringing 7 grams to the scale
- Trinidadian funnel-eared bat bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Saint Lawrence Island shrew bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Large forest bat bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Stoliczka’s trident bat bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Ornate shrew bringing 5 grams to the scale
Animals with the same litter size as a Dormer’s bat
Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Dormer’s bat: