It is hard to guess what a Long-tailed house bat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Long-tailed house bat (Eptesicus hottentotus) on average weights 30 grams (0.07 lbs).
The Long-tailed house bat is from the family Vespertilionidae (genus: Eptesicus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 8.2 cm (0′ 4″).
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 long-tailed house bat or long-tailed serotine bat (Eptesicus hottentotus) is a species of vesper bat found in Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is found in dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rocky areas, and caves.
Animals of the same family as a Long-tailed house bat
We found other animals of the Vespertilionidae family:
- Brown pipistrelle with a weight of 6 grams
- Large forest bat with a weight of 6 grams
- Greater long-fingered bat with a weight of 14 grams
- Painted bat with a weight of 4 grams
- Peters’s trumpet-eared bat with a weight of 4 grams
- Lesser long-fingered bat with a weight of 7 grams
- Cinnamon myotis with a weight of 4 grams
- Great bent-winged bat with a weight of 15 grams
- Northern bat with a weight of 10 grams
- Common bent-wing bat with a weight of 11 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Long-tailed house bat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Eptesicus hottentotus:
- Himalayan water shrew bringing 33 grams to the scale
- Grey red-backed vole bringing 36 grams to the scale
- Abrothrix jelskii bringing 34 grams to the scale
- Chinese dormouse bringing 31 grams to the scale
- Puno grass mouse bringing 30 grams to the scale
- Small Luzon forest mouse bringing 35 grams to the scale
- Northwestern deer mouse bringing 28 grams to the scale
- Scolomys ucayalensis bringing 26 grams to the scale
- Southern African spiny mouse bringing 26 grams to the scale
- Cyclops roundleaf bat bringing 32 grams to the scale