It is hard to guess what a New Zealand greater short-tailed bat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult New Zealand greater short-tailed bat (Mystacina robusta) on average weights 27 grams (0.06 lbs).
The New Zealand greater short-tailed bat is from the family Mystacinidae (genus: Mystacina). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 1.12 meter (3′ 9″). Normally, New Zealand greater short-tailed bats can have babies 2 times a year.
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 Zealand greater short-tailed bat (Mystacina robusta) is one of two species of New Zealand short-tailed bats, a family (Mystacinidae) unique to New Zealand. Larger than the New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat, there have been no confirmed sightings of this species since 1965 and it is considered to be critically endangered, if not extinct. In prehistoric times it lived in the North and South Islands but by the time of European arrival was restricted to small islands near Stewart Island/Rakiura. It is thought that a rat invasion of Taukihepa/Big South Cape Island in 1963 led to the species extinction.
Animals of the same family as a New Zealand greater short-tailed bat
We found other animals of the Mystacinidae family:
- New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat with a weight of 13 grams
Animals with the same weight as a New Zealand greater short-tailed bat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Mystacina robusta:
- Lesser Angolan epauletted fruit bat bringing 25 grams to the scale
- Narrow-headed slender opossum bringing 26 grams to the scale
- Akodon azarae bringing 25 grams to the scale
- Somali elephant shrew bringing 32 grams to the scale
- Lesser mouse-eared bat bringing 23 grams to the scale
- Railer bat bringing 22 grams to the scale
- Bibimys torresi bringing 28 grams to the scale
- Northern gracile opossum bringing 23 grams to the scale
- Little red kaluta bringing 32 grams to the scale
- Winter white dwarf hamster bringing 30 grams to the scale