Litter Size

How many babies does a Handleyomys melanotis have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Handleyomys melanotiss are in a litter?

A Handleyomys melanotis (Oryzomys melanotis) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 2.37 meter (7′ 10″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Oryzomys). An adult Handleyomys melanotis grows up to a size of 12.2 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.

Handleyomys melanotis, also known as the black-eared oryzomys or black-eared rice rat, is a species of rodent in the genus Handleyomys of family Cricetidae. It is found in coastal lowland forest in western Mexico.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Handleyomys melanotis is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Handleyomys melanotis

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Handleyomys melanotis

What other animals weight around 50 grams (0.11 lbs)?