Litter Size

How many babies does a Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rats are in a litter?

A Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat (Melomys moncktoni) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 210 grams (0.46 lbs) and measure 1.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Melomys). An adult Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat grows up to a size of 14.2 cm (0′ 6″).

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.

Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat (Paramelomys moncktoni, previously known as Melomys moncktoni) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found only in Papua New Guinea.The species lives in lowlands in the north-east and south-east portion of the country. It lives in tropical moist forests. It is found as high as 700 m.While much of the habitat where it lives is being damaged, it survives well in disturbed areas, and as a result is considered at low risk of extinction.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat

What other animals weight around 80 grams (0.18 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat

Also reaching around 14.2 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: