Animal Weight

How much does a New Guinea free-tailed bat weight?

It is hard to guess what a New Guinea free-tailed bat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult New Guinea free-tailed bat (Tadarida kuboriensis) on average weights 26 grams (0.06 lbs).

The New Guinea free-tailed bat is from the family Molossidae (genus: Tadarida). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 11.6 cm (0′ 5″).

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 New Guinea free-tailed bat (Austronomus kuboriensis), sometimes designated the New Guinea mastiff bat, is an extant species of free-tailed bat that inhabits the Chimbu highlands of Papua New Guinea. Although Koopman describes A. kuboriensis as a subspecies of the nearby A. australis (1982, 1994), the reference catalogue Mammal Species of the World suggests that recent analysis establishes these as distinct species.

Animals of the same family as a New Guinea free-tailed bat

We found other animals of the Molossidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a New Guinea free-tailed bat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Tadarida kuboriensis: