How many baby Blyth’s voles are in a litter?
A Blyth’s vole (Phaiomys leucurus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 8 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Cricetidae family (genus: Phaiomys). An adult Blyth’s vole grows up to a size of 14.5 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.
Blyth’s vole (Phaiomys leucurus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is the only species in the genus Phaiomys.It is found in mountainous regions in northern India, Nepal and China. It is a burrowing rodent and lives in small colonies. It has a wide distribution and faces no particular threats so the International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed its conservation status as being of “least concern”.
Other animals of the family Cricetidae
Blyth’s vole is a member of the Cricetidae, as are these animals:
- Pleasant bolo mouse weighting only 27 grams
- Rufous-bellied bolo mouse weighting only 32 grams
- Gerbil leaf-eared mouse weighting only 17 grams
- Handleyomys fuscatus weighting only 49 grams
- Brucepattersonius iheringi weighting only 43 grams
- Olive grass mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Bank vole with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Córdoba vesper mouse weighting only 49 grams
- Allegheny woodrat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Big-eared woodrat weighting only 225 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Blyth’s vole
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once: