How many baby Major’s pine voles are in a litter?
A Major’s pine vole (Microtus majori) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 1.8 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Microtus). An adult Major’s pine vole grows up to a size of 11.9 cm (0′ 5″).
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.
Major’s pine vole (Microtus majori) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae found in Caucasus region and its vicinities (Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Iran).
Other animals of the family Muridae
Major’s pine vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Mozambique thicket rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Rajah spiny rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Hairy harvest mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Hairy-tailed bolo mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Great Balkhan mouse-like hamster with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Dalton’s mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Stella wood mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Tullberg’s soft-furred mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Turkish hamster with 9 babies per pregnancy
- Rothschild’s woolly rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Major’s pine vole
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once: