Litter Size

How many babies does a Magdalena rat have at once? (litter size)

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:

Animals that share a litter size with Magdalena rat

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Magdalena rat

What other animals weight around 130 grams (0.29 lbs)?