Litter Size

How many babies does a Asia Minor ground squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Asia Minor ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Asia Minor ground squirrel (Spermophilus xanthoprymnus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 7 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 4.8 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Spermophilus). An adult Asia Minor ground squirrel grows up to a size of 16.6 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Asia Minor ground squirrel (Spermophilus xanthoprymnus), also known as Anatolian souslik, Anatolian ground squirrel, is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in Armenia, Iran, and Turkey. The scientific name roughly translates as “seed-lover with yellow underparts”.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Asia Minor ground squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Asia Minor ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once: