Animal Weight

How much does a Roberts’s flat-headed bat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Roberts’s flat-headed bat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Roberts’s flat-headed bat (Mormopterus petrophilus) on average weights 14 grams (0.03 lbs).

The Roberts’s flat-headed bat is from the family Molossidae (genus: Mormopterus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 6.6 cm (0′ 3″).

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.

Roberts’s flat-headed bat (Sauromys petrophilus) is a species of free-tailed bat native to southern Africa. It is the only species in the genus Sauromys. The scientific name translates as “rock loving lizard-mouse”, while the common name honours Austin Roberts, who first described the species.

Animals of the same family as a Roberts’s flat-headed bat

We found other animals of the Molossidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Roberts’s flat-headed bat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Mormopterus petrophilus: