Litter Size

How many babies does a Fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rats are in a litter?

A Fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat (Melomys cervinipes) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 35 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 210 grams (0.46 lbs) and measure 1.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Melomys). An adult Fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat grows up to a size of 13.3 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 average litter size of a Fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat is 2

The fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat, or fawn-footed melomys (Melomys cervinipes) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Australia.This species has long been commonly known by the descriptive English common name fawn-footed melomys, but during the 1990s, a push began for such names to be replaced with indigenous Australian names. Accordingly, in 1995, the Australian Nature Conservation Agency published recommendations for the common names of rodents. They compiled two indigenous Australian names for this species: corrill, recorded from Stradbroke Island; and cunduoo, recorded from the vicinity of the Richmond River. They recommended the adoption of the former of these names, but with the orthography korril. However, this recommendation was not prescriptive, and to what extent it will be adopted remains to be seen.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat

What other animals weight around 71 grams (0.16 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat

Also reaching around 13.3 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: