How many baby Alpine pine voles are in a litter?
A Alpine pine vole (Microtus multiplex) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 1.8 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Microtus). An adult Alpine pine vole grows up to a size of 12.4 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 alpine pine vole (Microtus multiplex) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.It is found in Austria, France, Italy, Serbia and Montenegro, and Switzerland.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Alpine pine vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- New Guinean rat with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Gorongoza gerbil weighting only 118 grams
- Hummelinck’s vesper mouse weighting only 27 grams
- Osgood’s mouse weighting only 27 grams
- European snow vole with 2 babies per pregnancy
- White-bellied Luzon tree rat raching a size of 18.5 cm (0′ 8″)
- Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Nigerian gerbil weighting only 29 grams
- Blackish grass mouse weighting only 19 grams
- Olive grass mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Alpine pine vole
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Tibetan sand fox
- Baluchistan pygmy jerboa
- Little native mouse
- Juniper vole
- True’s shrew mole
- Tasmanian pygmy possum
- Whitehead’s spiny rat
- Heermann’s kangaroo rat
- Jentink’s dormouse
- Southern mole vole
Animals with the same weight as a Alpine pine vole
What other animals weight around 23 grams (0.05 lbs)?
- Oligoryzomys flavescens weighting 21 grams
- Sinaloan mastiff bat weighting 22 grams
- Northern red-backed vole weighting 19 grams
- Black-bearded tomb bat weighting 26 grams
- Ugandan musk shrew weighting 23 grams
- Northern freetail bat weighting 20 grams
- Brown fruit-eating bat weighting 19 grams
- New Guinea free-tailed bat weighting 26 grams
- Narrow-headed slender opossum weighting 26 grams
- Pleasant bolo mouse weighting 27 grams