How many baby Dark bolo mouses are in a litter?
A Dark bolo mouse (Bolomys obscurus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 5.2 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Bolomys). An adult Dark bolo mouse 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.
The dark bolo mouse or dark-furred akodont (Necromys obscurus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. There are two subspecies; one (ssp. scagliarum) is found in eastern and central parts of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, and the other (ssp. obscurus) in coastal areas of southern Uruguay.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Dark bolo mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Bismarck giant rat weighting only 612 grams
- Neuquén grass mouse weighting only 42 grams
- Natal multimammate mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Black-tailed tree rat weighting only 125 grams
- Ciscaucasian hamster with 9 babies per pregnancy
- Stein’s paramelomys raching a size of 12.5 cm (0′ 5″)
- São Paulo grass mouse weighting only 27 grams
- Barbary striped grass mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Oecomys speciosus weighting only 73 grams
- Tien Shan red-backed vole with 4 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Dark bolo mouse
Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:
- Wood lemming
- Cape mole-rat
- Golden-mantled ground squirrel
- Lorrain dormouse
- Black-capped marmot
- Reed vole
- American pygmy shrew
- Piebald shrew
- Arctic hare
Animals with the same weight as a Dark bolo mouse
What other animals weight around 40 grams (0.09 lbs)?
- Olive montane mouse weighting 37 grams
- Flat-faced fruit-eating bat weighting 47 grams
- Taiwan vole weighting 46 grams
- Greater Asiatic yellow bat weighting 36 grams
- Brazilian slender opossum weighting 38 grams
- Peruvian fish-eating rat weighting 40 grams
- Hartwig’s soft-furred mouse weighting 38 grams
- Bushveld elephant shrew weighting 48 grams
- Northern collared lemming weighting 46 grams
- Vordermann’s flying squirrel weighting 36 grams