Litter Size

How many babies does a Darwin’s leaf-eared mouse have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Darwin’s leaf-eared mouses are in a litter?

A Darwin’s leaf-eared mouse (Phyllotis darwini) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 33 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Phyllotis). An adult Darwin’s leaf-eared mouse grows up to a size of 10.5 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.

The average litter size of a Darwin's leaf-eared mouse is 4

(Phyllotis darwini) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.It has terrestrial habits and is endemic to coastal central and northern Chile. It is also found in the Atacama Desert. Members of the species have been found in the Llanos de Challe national park of the Atacama desert.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Darwin’s leaf-eared mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Darwin’s leaf-eared mouse

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Darwin’s leaf-eared mouse

What other animals weight around 49 grams (0.11 lbs)?