Animal Size

Moss-forest blossom bat size: How big do they get?

How big does a Moss-forest blossom bat get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Moss-forest blossom bat (Syconycteris hobbit) reaches an average size of 6.9 cm (0′ 3″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 20 grams (0.04 lbs). The Moss-forest blossom bat (genus: Syconycteris) is a member of the family Pteropodidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The moss-forest blossom bat (Syconycteris hobbit) is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae found in New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.Originally discovered in New Guinea 1911, the moss-forest blossom bat was later discovered in Habema, Tembagapura-Timika, and Lian Jaya, and Indonesia in 1982 by Ziegler. Ziegler described Hobbit on the basis of an adult and subadult gathered from Marobe Province, Papau New Guinea 7’31” S 146’40’ E at an elevation of 2400 m above sea level. In 1990 another was found from high altitude of Forfes near the summit of Mt Kaindi, Marobe Province.The Moss-forest blossom bat is characterized by dark greyish-brown fur dorsally, darkest on its head and nape, with a paler anterior back laterally a much paler posterior. Irian Jayan bats have dense velvet fur all over their dorsum, but less on venter. Shortest on the front and sides of the head. They possess rusty brown forearms and flanks down to the hind legs. In many cases the rump is fainty, light brown, and a whitish suffusion on the medio-ventral parts of the body. Tembagapura-Timika bats are lighter than their relatives in the Habema Highlands.Tambagapura Timika bats average 18 g. The average weight of Irian Jayan is considerably heavier than the New Guinea variant, where adults average 15.7 g. Irian Jaya bats have slightly larger skulls and teeth.

Animals of the same family as a Moss-forest blossom bat

We found other animals of the Pteropodidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Moss-forest blossom bat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Moss-forest blossom bat:

Animals with the same weight as a Moss-forest blossom bat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Syconycteris hobbit: