How many baby Nephelomys albigulariss are in a litter?
A Nephelomys albigularis (Oryzomys albigularis) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 12.07 kg (26.61 lbs) and measure 2.37 meter (7′ 10″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Oryzomys). An adult Nephelomys albigularis grows up to a size of 1.62 meter (5′ 4″).
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.
Nephelomys albigularis, also known as the white-throated oryzomys or Tomes’s rice rat, is a species of rodent in the genus Nephelomys of family Cricetidae. Described in 1860, it was the first Nephelomys species to be discovered. It was originally described in the defunct genus Hesperomys as Hesperomys albigularis and considered related to the much smaller H. longicaudatus (currently Oligoryzomys longicaudatus). By 1894, it was placed in Oryzomys, as Oryzomys albigularis, and associated with what is now Nephelomys meridensis. In the early 1960s, the scope of the species was considerably expanded to include most of the species that are now in Nephelomys, as well as a single name, boliviae, that is currently a synonym of Euryoryzomys nitidus. From 1976 on, several of these were reinstated as separate species.In 2006, a phylogenetic analysis by Marcelo Weksler of the oryzomyine tribe, in which both Oryzomys and Nephelomys are classified, provided strong evidence that Oryzomys as recognized then was a polyphyletic genus. O. albigularis and one of its former synonyms, O. levipes, were included; they consistently clustered into a single group within a larger group that included species now placed in Hylaeamys, Euryoryzomys, Transandinomys, Handleyomys, and Oecomys. Accordingly, the group of species around O. albigularis was reclassified into a new genus, Nephelomys, with albigularis as its type species. Since then, the species has been known as Nephelomys albigularis. Of the seven synonyms still placed under N. albigularis in 2005, five were reclassified as separate species, N. childi, N. maculiventer, N. moerex, N. pectoralis, and N. pirrensis, one (oconnelli) was placed under N. childi, and the last (villosus) was not mentioned.Before the other five species were recognized as separate, it was recorded as being distributed from northern Peru via the Andes of Ecuador and Colombia into eastern Panama and northwestern Venezuela. No revised distribution has been published taking into account the recognition of the other species. These have type localities in Panama, Colombia, and western Ecuador; the type locality of N. albigularis itself is also in Ecuador. It is known from montane forest at altitudes of 900 to 3300 m. It is nocturnal and omnivorous.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Nephelomys albigularis is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Brukkaros pygmy rock mouse weighting only 20 grams
- Nyika climbing mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Chiriqui harvest mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Krebs’s fat mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Daphne’s Oldfield mouse weighting only 77 grams
- Mindoro black rat with 6 babies per pregnancy
- Mexican harvest mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Mexican vole with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Moss-forest rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Rhoads’s Oldfield mouse weighting only 77 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Nephelomys albigularis
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Sado mole
- Tullberg’s soft-furred mouse
- Thick-tailed three-toed jerboa
- Juniper vole
- Whitehead’s spiny rat
- Indian long-eared hedgehog
- Chiriqui brown mouse
- Mitchell’s hopping mouse
- Black-eared mouse
Animals with the same weight as a Nephelomys albigularis
What other animals weight around 60 grams (0.13 lbs)?
- Swift fruit bat weighting 66 grams
- Social vole weighting 48 grams
- European snow vole weighting 48 grams
- Rupp’s mouse weighting 49 grams
- Heath mouse weighting 72 grams
- Hylaeamys megacephalus weighting 57 grams
- Oecomys concolor weighting 54 grams
- Blind mole weighting 70 grams
- Southern big-eared mouse weighting 70 grams
- Small hocicudo weighting 67 grams