How many baby Black-tailed mosaic-tailed rats are in a litter?
A Black-tailed mosaic-tailed rat (Melomys gracilis) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 210 grams (0.46 lbs) and measure 1.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Melomys). An adult Black-tailed mosaic-tailed rat grows up to a size of 13.6 cm (0′ 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 mosaic-tailed rat (Melomys rufescens) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is endemic to the island of New Guinea.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Black-tailed mosaic-tailed rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Transbaikal zokor with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Kemp’s thicket rat weighting only 75 grams
- Mitchell’s hopping mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Pallid Atlantic Forest rat weighting only 90 grams
- Insular vole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- African smoky mouse weighting only 17 grams
- Anthony’s woodrat weighting only 195 grams
- Blick’s grass rat weighting only 128 grams
- Andean big-eared mouse weighting only 38 grams
- Taczanowski’s Oldfield mouse weighting only 77 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Black-tailed mosaic-tailed rat
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:
- Southern African spiny mouse
- White-lipped peccary
- Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat
- Mozambique thicket rat
- Vordermann’s flying squirrel
- Gaumer’s spiny pocket mouse
- White-sided jackrabbit
- Cape dune mole-rat
- African wading rat
- Indian palm squirrel
Animals with the same size as a Black-tailed mosaic-tailed rat
Also reaching around 13.6 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals:
- California kangaroo rat gets as big as 11.5 cm (0′ 5″)
- Colorado chipmunk gets as big as 12.2 cm (0′ 5″)
- Cave nectar bat gets as big as 12.4 cm (0′ 5″)
- Australian swamp rat gets as big as 16 cm (0′ 7″)
- Coruro gets as big as 13.2 cm (0′ 6″)
- Snow-footed Oldfield mouse gets as big as 12.1 cm (0′ 5″)
- Yellow-spotted brush-furred rat gets as big as 12.2 cm (0′ 5″)
- Champion’s tree mouse gets as big as 12.1 cm (0′ 5″)
- Stuhlmann’s golden mole gets as big as 12.9 cm (0′ 6″)
- Small Japanese mole gets as big as 13.9 cm (0′ 6″)