It is hard to guess what a Hairy-tailed bat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Hairy-tailed bat (Lasiurus ebenus) on average weights 14 grams (0.03 lbs).
The Hairy-tailed bat is from the family Vespertilionidae (genus: Lasiurus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 1.21 meter (4′ 0″).
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 hairy-tailed bat (Lasiurus ebenus), is a bat species originally known only from its type locality, Ilha do Cardoso State Park in Brazil. A second specimen was collected in 2018, in Carlos Botelho State Park, approximately 100 kilometers away.
Animals of the same family as a Hairy-tailed bat
We found other animals of the Vespertilionidae family:
- Small bent-winged bat with a weight of 8 grams
- Cadorna’s pipistrelle with a weight of 6 grams
- Surat serotine with a weight of 13 grams
- Montane myotis with a weight of 5 grams
- Kerivoula hardwickei with a weight of 4 grams
- Tricolored bat with a weight of 5 grams
- Greater long-fingered bat with a weight of 14 grams
- Thick-eared bat with a weight of 8 grams
- Miniopterus macrocneme with a weight of 7 grams
- Variegated butterfly bat with a weight of 11 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Hairy-tailed bat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Lasiurus ebenus:
- Velvety fruit-eating bat bringing 16 grams to the scale
- Toltec fruit-eating bat bringing 15 grams to the scale
- Greater ghost bat bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Geoffroy’s tailless bat bringing 15 grams to the scale
- Lesser large-headed shrew bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Short-nosed harvest mouse bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Thomas’s small-eared shrew bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Gray short-tailed bat bringing 15 grams to the scale
- Dwarf bonneted bat bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Little wood mouse bringing 14 grams to the scale