Litter Size

How many babies does a Mexican spiny pocket mouse have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Mexican spiny pocket mouses are in a litter?

A Mexican spiny pocket mouse (Liomys irroratus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 90 grams (0.2 lbs) and measure 15.6 cm (0′ 7″). They are a member of the Heteromyidae family (genus: Liomys). An adult Mexican spiny pocket mouse grows up to a size of 11.5 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.

The Mexican spiny pocket mouse (Heteromys irroratus) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is native to Mexico and Texas in the United States where it is found in dry, scrubby habitats. The IUCN has assessed it as being of “least concern”. It was formerly placed in the genus Liomys, which is now recognized to be paraphyletic and has been subsumed into Heteromys.

Other animals of the family Heteromyidae

Mexican spiny pocket mouse is a member of the Heteromyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Mexican spiny pocket mouse

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Mexican spiny pocket mouse

What other animals weight around 49 grams (0.11 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Mexican spiny pocket mouse

Also reaching around 11.5 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: