How many baby Magdalena rats are in a litter?
A Magdalena rat (Xenomys nelsoni) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 11.1 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Xenomys). An adult Magdalena rat grows up to a size of 37.5 cm (1′ 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.
The Magdalena rat (Xenomys nelsoni) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae which is found only in a small region of western Mexico.It is the only species in the genus Xenomys. The common name comes from the village where the first specimen was collected, and the second part of the scientific name refers to the collector.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Magdalena rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Oligoryzomys nigripes with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Charming climbing mouse weighting only 89 grams
- Guatemalan vole weighting only 42 grams
- Olive grass mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Savi’s pine vole weighting only 20 grams
- Altiplano chinchilla mouse weighting only 170 grams
- Smith’s vole weighting only 35 grams
- Pocock’s highland rat raching a size of 12.8 cm (0′ 6″)
- Single-striped grass mouse weighting only 50 grams
- Eastern small-toothed rat weighting only 357 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Magdalena rat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Little free-tailed bat
- Striped bandicoot
- Mantled guereza
- Southern forest bat
- Long-tailed chinchilla
- Tailed tailless bat
- Mahogany glider
- Striped bush squirrel
- Northern plains gray langur
Animals with the same weight as a Magdalena rat
What other animals weight around 130 grams (0.29 lbs)?
- Stein’s rat weighting 151 grams
- Lesser ricefield rat weighting 104 grams
- Tate’s woolly mouse opossum weighting 112 grams
- Sanborn’s squirrel weighting 136 grams
- Black-tailed gerbil weighting 123 grams
- Tuft-tailed spiny tree-rat weighting 138 grams
- Congo rope squirrel weighting 112 grams
- Rough-haired golden mole weighting 112 grams
- Edible dormouse weighting 128 grams
- Vinogradov’s jird weighting 117 grams