Litter Size

How many babies does a Chinese mole shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Chinese mole shrews are in a litter?

A Chinese mole shrew (Anourosorex squamipes) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Anourosorex). An adult Chinese mole shrew grows up to a size of 9.4 cm (0′ 4″).

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 average litter size of a Chinese mole shrew is 2

The Chinese mole shrew (Anourosorex squamipes) is one of four species of Asian mole shrew in the genus Anourosorex.Despite the name, it is found not only in China but also in northeast India, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Like all other species of the genus Anourosorex, the Chinese mole shrew is fossorial, and is found in montane forests.In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control reported this species can carry a version of the hantavirus which is genetically distinct from rodent hantavirus and new to science.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Chinese mole shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Chinese mole shrew

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Chinese mole shrew

What other animals weight around 20 grams (0.04 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Chinese mole shrew

Also reaching around 9.4 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: