How many baby Northern mole voles are in a litter?
A Northern mole vole (Ellobius talpinus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 4 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 12 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 26 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Ellobius). An adult Northern mole vole grows up to a size of 13.8 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 northern mole vole (Ellobius talpinus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.It is distributed over large parts of Eastern Europe and Asia.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Northern mole vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Dolorous grass mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Stirton’s deer mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Northwestern deer mouse raching a size of 9.3 cm (0′ 4″)
- Mindanao lowland forest mouse weighting only 31 grams
- Sulawesi giant rat weighting only 325 grams
- Cape gerbil with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Garlepp’s mouse weighting only 59 grams
- New Britain water rat raching a size of 29.2 cm (1′ 0″)
- Kemp’s thicket rat weighting only 75 grams
- Long-footed rat raching a size of 15.7 cm (0′ 7″)
Animals that share a litter size with Northern mole vole
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- White-tailed rat
- Common punaré
- Red river hog
- Jentink’s dormouse
- Severtzov’s jerboa
- Neotropical otter
- Long-nosed dasyure
- Greater hedgehog tenrec
- Stella wood mouse
- Long-tailed marmot
Animals with the same weight as a Northern mole vole
What other animals weight around 40 grams (0.09 lbs)?
- Zempoaltépec vole weighting 42 grams
- Fawn antechinus weighting 38 grams
- Elegant water shrew weighting 38 grams
- Small Luzon forest mouse weighting 35 grams
- White-throated round-eared bat weighting 32 grams
- Cloud forest grass mouse weighting 39 grams
- Akodon sylvanus weighting 39 grams
- Indian roundleaf bat weighting 44 grams
- Gleaning mouse weighting 35 grams
- Jalapan pine vole weighting 40 grams