How many baby Greater stripe-backed shrews are in a litter?
A Greater stripe-backed shrew (Sorex cylindricauda) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 90 grams (0.2 lbs) and measure 2.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Sorex). An adult Greater stripe-backed shrew grows up to a size of 7.2 cm (0′ 3″).
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 stripe-backed shrew or stripe-backed shrew (Sorex cylindricauda) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to China. It is threatened by habitat loss. The Greater stripe-backed shrew also shares 97% of its DNA with humans.
Other animals of the family Soricidae
Greater stripe-backed shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:
- Gracile naked-tailed shrew weighting only 14 grams
- Goodwin’s broad-clawed shrew weighting only 7 grams
- Usambara shrew with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Alpine shrew with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Lesser gray-brown musk shrew with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Babault’s mouse shrew with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Luzon shrew weighting only 10 grams
- Siberian large-toothed shrew with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Japanese water shrew weighting only 35 grams
- American water shrew with 5 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Greater stripe-backed shrew
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once: