How many baby Caucasian squirrels are in a litter?
A Caucasian squirrel (Sciurus anomalus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 12 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Sciurus). An adult Caucasian squirrel grows up to a size of 23.4 cm (0′ 10″).
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 Caucasian squirrel (Sciurus anomalus) or Persian squirrel, is a tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus found in temperate broadleaf and mixed forests in south-western Asia.The species is usually said to have first been described in 1778 by Johann Friedrich Gmelin in the 13th edition of Systema Naturae, and named Sciurus anomalus. However, some authors argue that this work was actually published in 1788, and that the true first description was made by Johann Anton Güldenstädt in 1785.
Other animals of the family Sciuridae
Caucasian squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:
- Epixerus ebii wilsoni weighting only 422 grams
- Black giant squirrel with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Thirteen-lined ground squirrel with 8 babies per pregnancy
- Round-tailed ground squirrel with 6 babies per pregnancy
- Indian giant flying squirrel weighting around 1.68 kilograms (3.7 lbs)
- Red giant flying squirrel with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Black-capped marmot with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Congo rope squirrel with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Bobak marmot with 6 babies per pregnancy
- Layard’s palm squirrel with 2 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Caucasian squirrel
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once: