Litter Size

How many babies does a Lesser short-tailed gerbil have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Lesser short-tailed gerbils are in a litter?

A Lesser short-tailed gerbil (Gerbillus simoni) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 25 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Gerbillus). An adult Lesser short-tailed gerbil grows up to a size of 10.1 cm (0′ 4″).

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 short-tailed gerbil (Dipodillus simoni) is distributed mainly from eastern Morocco to Egypt. It is also known as Simon’s dipodil. After morphological and molecular studies in 2010 Dipodillus was ranged as a subgenus of Gerbillus, and Dipodillus simoni was renamed into Gerbillus simoni.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Lesser short-tailed gerbil is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Lesser short-tailed gerbil

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Lesser short-tailed gerbil

What other animals weight around 17 grams (0.04 lbs)?