It is hard to guess what a Greater nectar bat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Greater nectar bat (Eonycteris major) on average weights 72 grams (0.16 lbs).
The Greater nectar bat is from the family Pteropodidae (genus: Eonycteris). It is usually born with about 13 grams (0.03 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 1.44 meter (4′ 9″). Usually, Greater nectar 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.
The greater nectar bat or greater dawn bat (Eonycteris major) is a species of megabat within the genus Eonycteris. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Its range is limited and includes Luzon to Maripipi in the Philippines and scattered parts of Borneo including Tuaran and Ranau in Sabah; Bau, Kuching and Bintulu in Sarawak.
Animals of the same family as a Greater nectar bat
We found other animals of the Pteropodidae family:
- Fischer’s pygmy fruit bat with a weight of 18 grams
- Guam flying fox with a weight of 153 grams
- Large flying fox bringing 1.03 kilos (2.27 lbs) to the scale
- Angolan epauletted fruit bat with 1 babies per litter
- Greenish naked-backed fruit bat with a weight of 236 grams
- Little golden-mantled flying fox with a weight of 184 grams
- Gilliard’s flying fox with a weight of 406 grams
- Black-eared flying fox with 1 babies per litter
- Samoa flying fox with a weight of 309 grams
- Pohle’s fruit bat with a weight of 69 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Greater nectar bat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Eonycteris major:
- Charming thicket rat bringing 61 grams to the scale
- Southern big-eared mouse bringing 70 grams to the scale
- Atherton antechinus bringing 76 grams to the scale
- Lodgepole chipmunk bringing 60 grams to the scale
- Heermann’s kangaroo rat bringing 63 grams to the scale
- Red rock rat bringing 81 grams to the scale
- Malaita tube-nosed fruit bat bringing 78 grams to the scale
- Desmarest’s spiny pocket mouse bringing 73 grams to the scale
- Black-tailed mosaic-tailed rat bringing 60 grams to the scale
- Euryoryzomys russatus bringing 60 grams to the scale
Animals with the same litter size as a Greater nectar bat
Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Greater nectar bat: