Litter Size

How many babies does a Long-clawed ground squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Long-clawed ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Long-clawed ground squirrel (Spermophilopsis leptodactylus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 45 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 158 grams (0.35 lbs) and measure 5.6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Spermophilopsis). An adult Long-clawed ground squirrel grows up to a size of 24.4 cm (0′ 10″).

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 long-clawed ground squirrel (Spermophilopsis leptodactylus) is a squirrel species native to grasslands and deserts in northeastern Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, northwestern Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Long-clawed ground squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Long-clawed ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same size as a Long-clawed ground squirrel

Also reaching around 24.4 cm (0′ 10″) in size do these animals: