It is hard to guess what a Western broad-nosed bat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Western broad-nosed bat (Nycticeius balstoni) on average weights 11 grams (0.02 lbs).
The Western broad-nosed bat is from the family Vespertilionidae (genus: Nycticeius). It is usually born with about 2 grams (0 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 30 cm (1′ 0″). Usually, Western broad-nosed 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.
The western or inland broad-nosed bat – Scotorepens balstoni – is a species of vespertilionid bats. They are endemic to Australia and widespread throughout the inland, especially in arid and semi-arid regions. This insectivorous microbat, measuring 12 cm in length, roosts in tree hollows during the day and forages over woodland and water at night.
Animals of the same family as a Western broad-nosed bat
We found other animals of the Vespertilionidae family:
- Damara woolly bat with a weight of 10 grams
- Townsend’s big-eared bat with a weight of 10 grams
- Birdlike noctule with 1 babies per litter
- Lesser bamboo bat with a weight of 4 grams
- Large forest bat with a weight of 6 grams
- New Guinea long-eared bat with a weight of 7 grams
- Wall-roosting mouse-eared bat with a weight of 4 grams
- Black myotis with a weight of 2 grams
- White-winged serotine with a weight of 5 grams
- Indiana bat with a weight of 7 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Western broad-nosed bat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Nycticeius balstoni:
- Tailed tailless bat bringing 10 grams to the scale
- Eastern red bat bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Common bent-wing bat bringing 11 grams to the scale
- Altai birch mouse bringing 10 grams to the scale
- Intermediate long-fingered bat bringing 11 grams to the scale
- Yellow serotine bringing 10 grams to the scale
- Large rufous horseshoe bat bringing 10 grams to the scale
- Rufous horseshoe bat bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Salt marsh harvest mouse bringing 10 grams to the scale
- Jouvenet’s shrew bringing 9 grams to the scale
Animals with the same litter size as a Western broad-nosed bat
Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Western broad-nosed bat: