How many baby Dolorous grass mouses are in a litter?
A Dolorous grass mouse (Akodon dolores) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Akodon). An adult Dolorous grass mouse grows up to a size of 58.3 cm (1′ 11″).
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 dolorous grass mouse or Córdoba akodont (Akodon dolores) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.It is found only in Argentina.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Dolorous grass mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Louise’s spiny mouse weighting only 20 grams
- Buffoon striped grass mouse weighting only 26 grams
- Mountain water rat raching a size of 14.4 cm (0′ 6″)
- North African gerbil with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Arianus’s rat weighting only 70 grams
- Flat-headed vole with 6 babies per pregnancy
- Fawn hopping mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Ilin Island cloudrunner raching a size of 25.3 cm (0′ 10″)
- Fraternal hill rat weighting only 130 grams
- Paramo Oldfield mouse weighting only 77 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Dolorous grass mouse
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- American hog-nosed skunk
- Celebes warty pig
- Griselda’s striped grass mouse
- Western red-backed vole
- Oligoryzomys nigripes
- Reddish-gray musk shrew
- Peruvian tuco-tuco
- Slender harvest mouse
- Plains pocket gopher
- Four-toed hedgehog
Animals with the same weight as a Dolorous grass mouse
What other animals weight around 50 grams (0.11 lbs)?
- Pale-faced bat weighting 55 grams
- Handleyomys intectus weighting 60 grams
- Mexican volcano mouse weighting 44 grams
- Grant’s rock mouse weighting 40 grams
- Cape elephant shrew weighting 49 grams
- Antillean fruit-eating bat weighting 45 grams
- Great roundleaf bat weighting 50 grams
- Chelemys megalonyx weighting 50 grams
- Melanomys robustulus weighting 53 grams
- Greater Wilfred’s mouse weighting 46 grams