Litter Size

How many babies does a Gracile tateril have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Gracile taterils are in a litter?

A Gracile tateril (Taterillus gracilis) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 28 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 5 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Taterillus). An adult Gracile tateril grows up to a size of 11.7 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 gracile tateril or slender gerbil (Taterillus gracilis) is a species of gerbil found in Burkina Faso, Chad, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, and possibly Cameroon. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, arable land, pastureland, and rural gardens. It is a common species, sometimes considered an agricultural pest, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of “least concern”.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Gracile tateril is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Gracile tateril

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Gracile tateril

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