It is hard to guess what a Little broad-nosed bat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Little broad-nosed bat (Scotorepens greyii) on average weights 10 grams (0.02 lbs).
The Little broad-nosed bat is from the family Vespertilionidae (genus: Scotorepens). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 55.7 cm (1′ 10″).
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 little broad-nosed bat (Scotorepens greyii) (pronounced skoh’-toh-rep’-enz grey’-ee-ee’) translates to Grey’s darkness creeper . Sometimes called sometimes called Grey’s broad-nosed after the third governor of South Australia Sir John Edward Grey. It is a species of vesper bat, which is one of the largest and best-known family of bats. They are endemic to Australia, are insectivores and have a broad range within the mainland, mainly in hot arid areas but also found in tropical rainforests.
Animals of the same family as a Little broad-nosed bat
We found other animals of the Vespertilionidae family:
- Kelaart’s pipistrelle with a weight of 8 grams
- Asian particolored bat with a weight of 24 grams
- Nut-colored yellow bat with a weight of 30 grams
- Bechstein’s bat with a weight of 9 grams
- Lesser Asiatic yellow bat with a weight of 20 grams
- Rafinesque’s big-eared bat with a weight of 9 grams
- Large-eared pied bat with a weight of 8 grams
- Gray bat with a weight of 10 grams
- Eastern forest bat with a weight of 5 grams
- Southern forest bat with a weight of 5 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Little broad-nosed bat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Scotorepens greyii:
- Philippine forest roundleaf bat bringing 9 grams to the scale
- Gnome fruit-eating bat bringing 10 grams to the scale
- Coastal sheath-tailed bat bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Gray-bellied pygmy mouse bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Lesser large-headed shrew bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Micronycteris brachyotis bringing 10 grams to the scale
- Shamel’s horseshoe bat bringing 9 grams to the scale
- Pacific shrew bringing 10 grams to the scale
- Seychelles sheath-tailed bat bringing 10 grams to the scale
- Nyctophilus corbeni bringing 11 grams to the scale