Litter Size

How many babies does a Merriam’s pocket gopher have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Merriam’s pocket gophers are in a litter?

A Merriam’s pocket gopher (Pappogeomys merriami) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 7.8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Geomyidae family (genus: Pappogeomys). An adult Merriam’s pocket gopher grows up to a size of 19.2 cm (0′ 8″).

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 average litter size of a Merriam's pocket gopher is 1

Merriam’s pocket gopher (Cratogeomys merriami) is a species of rodent in the family Geomyidae. It is endemic to Mexico, where it is found in the area of the Valley of Mexico and the Valley of Toluca at elevations from 1800 to 4000 m. Its favored habitats are the Zacatonal grassland and temperate pine-oak woodlands, as well as farmland and rangeland. Its karyotype has 2n = 36 and FN = 68.Until 2005, what are now considered the separate species C. fulvescens and C. perotensis were included within this taxon. They were split off due to clear molecular, chromosomal and morphological differences. All three species are part of the C. castanops species group.The species is named after American mammalogist Clinton Hart Merriam.Although its distribution is patchy, it is not thought to be threatened.

Other animals of the family Geomyidae

Merriam’s pocket gopher is a member of the Geomyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Merriam’s pocket gopher

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Merriam’s pocket gopher

What other animals weight around 420 grams (0.93 lbs)?