Litter Size

How many babies does a Gulf Coast kangaroo rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Gulf Coast kangaroo rats are in a litter?

A Gulf Coast kangaroo rat (Dipodomys compactus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 59 grams (0.13 lbs) and measure 27.5 cm (0′ 11″). They are a member of the Heteromyidae family (genus: Dipodomys). An adult Gulf Coast kangaroo rat grows up to a size of 16.8 cm (0′ 7″).

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 average litter size of a Gulf Coast kangaroo rat is 1

The Gulf Coast kangaroo rat (Dipodomys compactus) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae found in Mexico and the state of Texas in the United States. Its appearance and ecology are very similar to those of its putative sister species, Ord’s kangaroo rat.

Other animals of the family Heteromyidae

Gulf Coast kangaroo rat is a member of the Heteromyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Gulf Coast kangaroo rat

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Gulf Coast kangaroo rat

What other animals weight around 49 grams (0.11 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Gulf Coast kangaroo rat

Also reaching around 16.8 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: