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.
(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:
- One-toothed shrew mouse weighting only 21 grams
- Four-striped grass mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Blackish deer mouse with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Tondano rat with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Togo mouse weighting only 55 grams
- Spy hocicudo weighting only 81 grams
- Alston’s cotton rat with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Long-tailed vole with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Stephen’s woodrat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Arctic lemming with 3 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Darwin’s leaf-eared mouse
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:
- Caucasian squirrel
- Etruscan shrew
- Kemp’s gerbil
- Bennett’s chinchilla rat
- Chestnut white-bellied rat
- Kit fox
- Boehm’s gerbil
- Beaded wood mouse
- Greater hamster-rat
Animals with the same weight as a Darwin’s leaf-eared mouse
What other animals weight around 49 grams (0.11 lbs)?
- Chestnut tree mouse weighting 46 grams
- Eastern tube-nosed bat weighting 48 grams
- Woodland thicket rat weighting 42 grams
- Long-nosed dasyure weighting 52 grams
- Bunchgrass leaf-eared mouse weighting 43 grams
- Nayarit mouse weighting 40 grams
- Mountain mosaic-tailed rat weighting 47 grams
- Chinanteco deer mouse weighting 40 grams
- Rupp’s mouse weighting 49 grams
- Four-toed jerboa weighting 52 grams