Litter Size

How many babies does a Balkan snow vole have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Balkan snow voles are in a litter?

A Balkan snow vole (Dinaromys bogdanovi) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 30 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Dinaromys). An adult Balkan snow vole grows up to a size of 40.2 cm (1′ 4″).

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 average litter size of a Balkan snow vole is 2

The Balkan snow vole, Dinaromys bogdanovi, also known as Martino’s snow vole is the only member of the genus Dinaromys. Eight subspecies of this vole have been recognized from southern parts of Europe. The genus name means “Dinaric mouse”, referring to the Dinaric Alps. The Balkan snow vole is a living fossil, the only living genus in the tribe Pliomyini and might arguably better be placed in Pliomys, a genus established for its fossil relatives even before the Balkan snow vole was scientifically described.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Balkan snow vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Balkan snow vole

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Balkan snow vole

What other animals weight around 56 grams (0.12 lbs)?