How many baby Montane wood mouses are in a litter?
A Montane wood mouse (Hylomyscus denniae) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 8.5 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Hylomyscus). An adult Montane wood mouse grows up to a size of 13.2 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.
The montane hylomyscus or montane wood mouse (Hylomyscus denniae) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. A long-coated species with brownish-grey upper parts and whitish-grey underparts, it occurs in the uplands of tropical Central Africa where its natural habitat is tropical moist montane forests.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Montane wood mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Rajah spiny rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Tristram’s jird with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Fat mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- One-toothed shrew mouse weighting only 21 grams
- Forrest’s mouse weighting only 23 grams
- Namaqua rock rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- White-tailed antsangy weighting only 205 grams
- Rosalinda’s Oldfield mouse weighting only 77 grams
- Chestnut climbing mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Mount Apo forest mouse weighting only 34 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Montane wood mouse
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:
- Bennett’s chinchilla rat
- Parantechinus bilarni
- White-tailed jackrabbit
- European hedgehog
- Gray four-eyed opossum
- Turkestan rat
- Woodland jumping mouse
- Pale gerbil
- Beaded wood mouse
- Akodon azarae
Animals with the same weight as a Montane wood mouse
What other animals weight around 36 grams (0.08 lbs)?
- Common tube-nosed fruit bat weighting 29 grams
- Wood lemming weighting 30 grams
- Short-haired water rat weighting 33 grams
- Typical striped grass mouse weighting 43 grams
- Oecomys bicolor weighting 37 grams
- Perote mouse weighting 40 grams
- Abrothrix longipilis weighting 38 grams
- Florida mouse weighting 30 grams
- Oligoryzomys nigripes weighting 34 grams
- Long-nosed Luzon forest mouse weighting 34 grams