How many baby Nagtglas’s African dormouses are in a litter?
A Nagtglas’s African dormouse (Graphiurus nagtglasii) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 15.2 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Gliridae family (genus: Graphiurus). An adult Nagtglas’s African dormouse grows up to a size of 11.1 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 Nagtglas’s African dormouse (Graphiurus nagtglasii) is a species of rodent in the family Gliridae. It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and possibly Gabon. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical, moist, lowland forests. The rodent is named after Cornelis Nagtglas.
Other animals of the family Gliridae
Nagtglas’s African dormouse is a member of the Gliridae, as are these animals:
Animals that share a litter size with Nagtglas’s African dormouse
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Smoky white-toothed shrew
- Common punaré
- Eastern mole
- Lesser hamster-rat
- Fulvous harvest mouse
- Pale kangaroo mouse
- Kinabalu squirrel
- Major’s pine vole
- Allen’s wood mouse
Animals with the same weight as a Nagtglas’s African dormouse
What other animals weight around 30 grams (0.07 lbs)?
- Pearson’s chaco mouse weighting 25 grams
- African giant shrew weighting 33 grams
- White-throated round-eared bat weighting 32 grams
- Oligoryzomys nigripes weighting 29 grams
- Minute fruit bat weighting 26 grams
- Schreber’s yellow bat weighting 26 grams
- Moupin pika weighting 35 grams
- Deroo’s mouse weighting 32 grams
- Greater long-nosed bat weighting 24 grams
- Carpentarian dunnart weighting 25 grams