How many baby Griselda’s striped grass mouses are in a litter?
A Griselda’s striped grass mouse (Lemniscomys griselda) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.4 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Lemniscomys). An adult Griselda’s striped grass mouse grows up to a size of 10.3 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.
Griselda’s lemniscomys or Griselda’s striped grass mouse (Lemniscomys griselda) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zambia.Its natural habitat is dry savanna.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Griselda’s striped grass mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Greater Wilfred’s mouse weighting only 46 grams
- Lesser short-tailed gerbil with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Gambian pouched rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Golden mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Crete spiny mouse weighting only 62 grams
- Abrothrix longipilis with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Verreaux’s mouse weighting only 41 grams
- Snow Mountains grassland mosaic-tailed rat raching a size of 12.7 cm (0′ 5″)
- Thomas’s Oldfield mouse weighting only 77 grams
- Lesser stick-nest rat weighting only 150 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Griselda’s striped grass mouse
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Savanna path shrew
- Blanford’s jerboa
- Jackson’s soft-furred mouse
- Borneo black-banded squirrel
- Mongolian five-toed jerboa
- Smooth-coated otter
- Kivu long-haired shrew
- Kashmir flying squirrel
- Mesquite mouse
- Yellow-throated marten
Animals with the same weight as a Griselda’s striped grass mouse
What other animals weight around 55 grams (0.12 lbs)?
- Golden-brown mouse lemur weighting 58 grams
- Melanomys zunigae weighting 53 grams
- Moss-forest rat weighting 46 grams
- Northern grass mouse weighting 44 grams
- Pallas’s tube-nosed bat weighting 44 grams
- Short-tailed gymnure weighting 60 grams
- Snow-footed Oldfield mouse weighting 54 grams
- Guajira mouse opossum weighting 46 grams
- Insular vole weighting 66 grams
- Temchuk’s bolo mouse weighting 47 grams