How many baby Lichtenstein’s jerboas are in a litter?
A Lichtenstein’s jerboa (Eremodipus lichtensteini) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 29.5 kg (65.03 lbs) and measure 100 cm (3′ 4″). They are a member of the Dipodidae family (genus: Eremodipus). An adult Lichtenstein’s jerboa grows up to a size of 7.6 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.
Lichtenstein’s jerboa (Eremodipus lichtensteini) is a species of rodent in the family Dipodidae. It is monotypic within the genus Eremodipus.It is found in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Other animals of the family Dipodidae
Lichtenstein’s jerboa is a member of the Dipodidae, as are these animals:
- Euphrates jerboa with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Pacific jumping mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Blanford’s jerboa with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Severtzov’s jerboa with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Comb-toed jerboa with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Greater Egyptian jerboa with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Woodland jumping mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Northern three-toed jerboa with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Western jumping mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Bobrinski’s jerboa with 5 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Lichtenstein’s jerboa
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once: