How many baby Blyth’s voles are in a litter?
A Blyth’s vole (Microtus leucurus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.8 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Microtus). An adult Blyth’s vole grows up to a size of 10.7 cm (0′ 5″).
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 Muridae
Blyth’s vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Western New Guinea mountain rat raching a size of 13.1 cm (0′ 6″)
- Barbary striped grass mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Togo mouse weighting only 55 grams
- Gorongoza gerbil weighting only 119 grams
- Striped Atlantic Forest rat weighting only 67 grams
- Turkestan rat with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Chestnut climbing mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Red hocicudo with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Wood lemming with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Chiapan deer mouse with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Blyth’s vole
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once: