How many baby Kellen’s dormouses are in a litter?
A Kellen’s dormouse (Graphiurus parvus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Myoxidae family (genus: Graphiurus). An adult Kellen’s dormouse grows up to a size of 7.5 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.
Kellen’s dormouse (Graphiurus kelleni) is a species of rodent in the family Gliridae. It is native to tropical Africa where its range extends from the Gambia and Senegal to Kenya and Tanzania. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, and moist or dry savannah.
Other animals of the family Myoxidae
Kellen’s dormouse is a member of the Myoxidae, as are these animals:
- Spectacled dormouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Rock dormouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Graphiurus hueti with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Forest dormouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Japanese dormouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Woolly dormouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Asian garden dormouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Desert dormouse with 6 babies per pregnancy
- Kellen’s dormouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Hazel dormouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Kellen’s dormouse
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:
- Wild boar
- Boehm’s gerbil
- Hairy-tailed mole
- Turkestan red pika
- Transcaucasian mole vole
- Smith’s vole
- Akodon boliviensis
- Lesser capybara
- Steppe lemming
- Sandstone false antechinus
Animals with the same weight as a Kellen’s dormouse
What other animals weight around 10 grams (0.02 lbs)?
- Greater dwarf shrew weighting 8 grams
- Hildegarde’s shrew weighting 10 grams
- Common bent-wing bat weighting 10 grams
- Eastern red bat weighting 12 grams
- Bates’s slit-faced bat weighting 10 grams
- Lesser long-tongued bat weighting 8 grams
- Salt marsh harvest mouse weighting 10 grams
- Chestnut climbing mouse weighting 8 grams
- Evening bat weighting 9 grams
- Altai birch mouse weighting 10 grams