How many baby Mzab gundis are in a litter?
A Mzab gundi (Massoutiera mzabi) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 55 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 20 grams (0.04 lbs) and measure 8.9 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Ctenodactylidae family (genus: Massoutiera). An adult Mzab gundi grows up to a size of 45.1 cm (1′ 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 Mzab gundi (Massoutiera mzabi) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenodactylidae. It is monotypic within the genus Massoutiera. It is found in Algeria, Chad, Mali, Niger, and possibly Libya.
Other animals of the family Ctenodactylidae
Mzab gundi is a member of the Ctenodactylidae, as are these animals:
- Common gundi with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Speke’s pectinator with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Val’s gundi with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Felou gundi with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Mzab gundi
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:
- Chacoan peccary
- Common yellow-toothed cavy
- Eurasian otter
- Canada lynx
- Large treeshrew
- Central African oyan
- Desmarest’s hutia
- White-lipped tamarin
- Gould’s wattled bat
Animals with the same weight as a Mzab gundi
What other animals weight around 194 grams (0.43 lbs)?
- Ruddy treeshrew weighting 168 grams
- Javanese flying squirrel weighting 156 grams
- Madras treeshrew weighting 160 grams
- Mountain treeshrew weighting 168 grams
- Large New Guinea spiny rat weighting 194 grams
- Tamaulipan woodrat weighting 198 grams
- Colombian weasel weighting 211 grams
- Anthony’s woodrat weighting 195 grams
- White-tailed antsangy weighting 205 grams
- Spectral tarsier weighting 168 grams