How many baby Jentink’s dormouses are in a litter?
A Jentink’s dormouse (Graphiurus crassicaudatus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Myoxidae family (genus: Graphiurus). An adult Jentink’s dormouse grows up to a size of 11 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.
Jentink’s dormouse (Graphiurus crassicaudatus) is a species of rodent in the family Gliridae. It is found in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Togo, and possibly Benin, Equatorial Guinea, and Sierra Leone. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical, moist lowland forests.
Other animals of the family Myoxidae
Jentink’s dormouse is a member of the Myoxidae, as are these animals:
- Chinese dormouse weighting only 31 grams
- Hazel dormouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Christy’s dormouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Desert dormouse with 6 babies per pregnancy
- Kellen’s dormouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Kellen’s dormouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Japanese dormouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Garden dormouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Asian garden dormouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Lorrain dormouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Jentink’s dormouse
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once: