How many baby Maximowicz’s voles are in a litter?
A Maximowicz’s vole (Microtus maximowiczii) usually gives birth to around 6 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 Maximowicz’s 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.
Maximowicz’s vole (Microtus maximowiczii) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.It is found in northeastern China, Mongolia, and eastern Russia.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Maximowicz’s vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Shining thicket rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Cursor grass mouse weighting only 39 grams
- Peruvian fish-eating rat weighting only 40 grams
- Amazonian marsh rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Salt marsh harvest mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Giant bushy-tailed cloud rat raching a size of 37.1 cm (1′ 3″)
- Mount Kahuzi climbing mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Macmillan’s thicket rat weighting only 37 grams
- Kemp’s grass mouse weighting only 26 grams
- Isarog striped shrew-rat weighting only 140 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Maximowicz’s vole
Those animals also give birth to 6 babies at once: