How many baby Lesser fat-tailed jerboas are in a litter?
A Lesser fat-tailed jerboa (Pygeretmus platyurus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 192 grams (0.42 lbs) and measure 15 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Dipodidae family (genus: Pygeretmus). An adult Lesser fat-tailed jerboa grows up to a size of 64.7 cm (2′ 2″).
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 lesser fat-tailed jerboa (Pygeretmus platyurus) is a species of rodent in the family Dipodidae. It is endemic to West, Central, and Eastern Kazakhstan, as well as Northwestern Turkmenistan.
Other animals of the family Dipodidae
Lesser fat-tailed jerboa is a member of the Dipodidae, as are these animals:
- Western jumping mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Severtzov’s jerboa with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Northern three-toed jerboa with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Greater Egyptian jerboa with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Blanford’s jerboa with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Baluchistan pygmy jerboa with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Thick-tailed three-toed jerboa with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Blanford’s jerboa with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Woodland jumping mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Four-toed jerboa weighting only 52 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Lesser fat-tailed jerboa
Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once: