How many baby Greater fat-tailed jerboas are in a litter?
A Greater fat-tailed jerboa (Pygeretmus shitkovi) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 192 grams (0.42 lbs) and measure 15 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Dipodidae family (genus: Pygeretmus). An adult Greater fat-tailed jerboa grows up to a size of 64.7 cm (2′ 2″).
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 greater fat-tailed jerboa (Pygeretmus shitkovi) is a species of rodent in the family Dipodidae. It is endemic to Kazakhstan. Its natural habitat is temperate desert.
Other animals of the family Dipodidae
Greater fat-tailed jerboa is a member of the Dipodidae, as are these animals:
- Baluchistan pygmy jerboa with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Gobi jerboa with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Blanford’s jerboa with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Northern birch mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Four-toed jerboa weighting only 52 grams
- Lesser Egyptian jerboa with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Blanford’s jerboa with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Thick-tailed three-toed jerboa with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Woodland jumping mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Lichtenstein’s jerboa with 2 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Greater fat-tailed jerboa
Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once: