Litter Size

How many babies does a African groove-toothed rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby African groove-toothed rats are in a litter?

A African groove-toothed rat (Mylomys dybowskii) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 8 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 5 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Mylomys). An adult African groove-toothed rat grows up to a size of 36.6 cm (1′ 3″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The African groove-toothed rat or mill rat (Mylomys dybowskii) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae found in Angola, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Other animals of the family Muridae

African groove-toothed rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with African groove-toothed rat

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a African groove-toothed rat

What other animals weight around 111 grams (0.24 lbs)?