How many baby Gray leaf-eared mouses are in a litter?
A Gray leaf-eared mouse (Graomys griseoflavus) usually gives birth to around 6 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Graomys). An adult Gray leaf-eared mouse grows up to a size of 11 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 gray leaf-eared mouse (Graomys griseoflavus) is a rodent species from South America. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay; its habitat includes the Gran Chaco.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Gray leaf-eared mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Volcano harvest mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Western chestnut mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Texas mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Handleyomys alfaroi with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Shortridge’s multimammate mouse weighting only 46 grams
- Mindanao mountain rat raching a size of 12.8 cm (0′ 6″)
- Turkestan rat with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Puebla deer mouse weighting only 59 grams
- Atlantic Forest climbing mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Robbins’s tateril weighting only 47 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Gray leaf-eared mouse
Those animals also give birth to 6 babies at once:
- Arctic shrew
- European ground squirrel
- Siberian weasel
- Harris’s antelope squirrel
- Flat-headed vole
- Spotted ground squirrel
- Round-tailed ground squirrel
- Bornean bearded pig
- Brush-tailed phascogale
Animals with the same weight as a Gray leaf-eared mouse
What other animals weight around 68 grams (0.15 lbs)?
- Arianus’s rat weighting 70 grams
- Small five-toed jerboa weighting 59 grams
- Dormouse tufted-tailed rat weighting 69 grams
- Ungava collared lemming weighting 57 grams
- Pygmy treeshrew weighting 70 grams
- Dibbler weighting 72 grams
- Puebla deer mouse weighting 59 grams
- Coast mole weighting 61 grams
- Angular hocicudo weighting 67 grams
- Long-tailed mountain rat weighting 79 grams