How many baby Allegheny woodrats are in a litter?
A Allegheny woodrat (Neotoma magister) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 33 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 15 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Cricetidae family (genus: Neotoma). An adult Allegheny woodrat grows up to a size of 11.7 cm (0′ 5″).
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 Allegheny woodrat (Neotoma magister), is a species of “pack rat” in the genus Neotoma. Once believed to be a subspecies of the eastern woodrat (Neotoma floridana), extensive DNA analysis has proven it to be a distinct species.
Other animals of the family Cricetidae
Allegheny woodrat is a member of the Cricetidae, as are these animals:
- Temchuk’s bolo mouse weighting only 47 grams
- Abrothrix lanosus weighting only 27 grams
- Spotted bolo mouse weighting only 37 grams
- Sooretamys weighting only 120 grams
- North American brown lemming with 6 babies per pregnancy
- Aegialomys xanthaeolus weighting only 79 grams
- Lundomys with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Southern big-eared mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Abrothrix andinus weighting only 24 grams
- Lesser Wilfred’s mouse weighting only 22 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Allegheny woodrat
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:
- European snow vole
- Menzbier’s marmot
- Round-tailed muskrat
- Panamint kangaroo rat
- Red tree vole
- Smith’s red rock hare
- Soft-spined Atlantic spiny rat
- Honey badger
- Mountain degu
- Long-tailed pygmy possum
Animals with the same weight as a Allegheny woodrat
What other animals weight around 447 grams (0.99 lbs)?
- Southern Amazon red squirrel weighting 403 grams
- Pygmy spotted skunk weighting 365 grams
- Camas pocket gopher weighting 360 grams
- Greater mole-rat weighting 470 grams
- Bougainville naked-tailed rat weighting 397 grams
- Black-headed marmoset weighting 401 grams
- Horse-tailed squirrel weighting 358 grams
- Pousargues’s mongoose weighting 362 grams
- Hispid pocket gopher weighting 499 grams
- Buffy-tufted marmoset weighting 387 grams