How many baby Black-tailed hutias are in a litter?
A Black-tailed hutia (Mesocapromys melanurus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 167 grams (0.37 lbs) and measure 6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Capromyidae family (genus: Mesocapromys). An adult Black-tailed hutia grows up to a size of 45 cm (1′ 6″).
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 black-tailed hutia or bushy-tailed hutia (Mysateles melanurus) is a species of rodent in the family Capromyidae that is endemic to lowland moist forests on the island of Cuba. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Other animals of the family Capromyidae
Black-tailed hutia is a member of the Capromyidae, as are these animals:
- Dwarf hutia with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Desmarest’s hutia with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Bahamian hutia with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Hispaniolan hutia with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Prehensile-tailed hutia with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Little Swan Island hutia weighting around 1.5 kilograms (3.31 lbs)
- Eared hutia with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Jamaican coney with 2 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Black-tailed hutia
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once: