Litter Size

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

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

A Grassland mosaic-tailed rat (Melomys burtoni) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

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 Grassland mosaic-tailed rat grows up to a size of 10.8 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 grassland mosaic-tailed rat, or grassland melomys (Melomys burtoni), is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Australia and Papua New Guinea. In Australia it is found along the northern coast from Kimberley to New South Wales. In the Top End it is often found in pandanus (P. spiralis). Kunwinjku of western Arnhem Land call this animal Mulbu.

Other animals of the family Muridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Grassland mosaic-tailed rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Grassland mosaic-tailed rat

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

Animals with the same size as a Grassland mosaic-tailed rat

Also reaching around 10.8 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: