How many baby Kellen’s dormouses are in a litter?
A Kellen’s dormouse (Graphiurus kelleni) usually gives birth to around 2 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 Kellen’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.
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:
- Forest dormouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Lorrain dormouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Christy’s dormouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Hazel dormouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Asian garden dormouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Kellen’s dormouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Chinese dormouse weighting only 31 grams
- Desert dormouse with 6 babies per pregnancy
- Woolly dormouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Jentink’s dormouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Kellen’s dormouse
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:
- Mexican harvest mouse
- Guaira spiny rat
- Congo rope squirrel
- Yellow-faced pocket gopher
- Silvery mole-rat
- Fresno kangaroo rat
- Chinese mole shrew
- Broad-toothed mouse
- Indian grey mongoose
- Eurasian beaver
Animals with the same weight as a Kellen’s dormouse
What other animals weight around 5 grams (0.01 lbs)?
- De Winton’s long-eared bat weighting 6 grams
- Eurasian pygmy shrew weighting 4 grams
- Southeast Asian long-fingered bat weighting 6 grams
- Eisentraut’s pipistrelle weighting 6 grams
- Brown pipistrelle weighting 6 grams
- Cinnamon myotis weighting 4 grams
- Trinidadian funnel-eared bat weighting 6 grams
- Mount Lyell shrew weighting 5 grams
- Pipistrellus babu weighting 4 grams
- Merriam’s shrew weighting 5 grams