It is hard to guess what a Schreber’s yellow bat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Schreber’s yellow bat (Scotophilus nigrita) on average weights 26 grams (0.06 lbs).
The Schreber’s yellow bat is from the family Vespertilionidae (genus: Scotophilus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 23.6 cm (0′ 10″). Usually, Schreber’s yellow bats have 1 babies per litter.
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.
Schreber’s yellow bat (Scotophilus nigrita) or the giant house bat, is a species of vesper bat. It is found in Benin, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, dry savanna, and moist savanna. It is an uncommon species and its biology is poorly known. It was first described in 1774 by the German naturalist Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber, who named it Vespertilio nigrita. It was later transferred to the genus Scotophilus, making it Scotophilus nigrita.
Animals of the same family as a Schreber’s yellow bat
We found other animals of the Vespertilionidae family:
- Blanford’s bat with a weight of 6 grams
- Lesser yellow bat with a weight of 19 grams
- Gray bat with a weight of 10 grams
- Burmese whiskered bat with a weight of 8 grams
- Papillose woolly bat with a weight of 10 grams
- Northern bat with a weight of 10 grams
- Chocolate wattled bat with a weight of 8 grams
- Eastern long-fingered bat with a weight of 7 grams
- Damara woolly bat with a weight of 10 grams
- Silver-tipped myotis with a weight of 5 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Schreber’s yellow bat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Scotophilus nigrita:
- Akodon boliviensis bringing 27 grams to the scale
- Goldman’s nectar bat bringing 21 grams to the scale
- North African gerbil bringing 27 grams to the scale
- Parantechinus bilarni bringing 23 grams to the scale
- Juliana’s golden mole bringing 22 grams to the scale
- Akodon albiventer bringing 26 grams to the scale
- Pallid bat bringing 22 grams to the scale
- Asian particolored bat bringing 24 grams to the scale
- Golden mouse bringing 22 grams to the scale
- Broad-headed spiny rat bringing 30 grams to the scale
Animals with the same litter size as a Schreber’s yellow bat
Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Schreber’s yellow bat: