How many baby Oecomys bicolors are in a litter?
A Oecomys bicolor (Oecomys bicolor) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 2.95 kg (6.5 lbs) and measure 5.7 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Oecomys). An adult Oecomys bicolor grows up to a size of 1.51 meter (5′ 0″).
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.
Oecomys bicolor, also known as the white-bellied oecomys or bicolored arboreal rice rat, is a species of rodent in the genus Oecomys of family Cricetidae. It has a wide distribution in the Amazon biome, occurring in northwestern Brazil, northern Bolivia, eastern Peru, eastern Ecuador, eastern Colombia, much of Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana, and extends into eastern Panama, but it may contain more than one species.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Oecomys bicolor is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Vogelkop mountain rat raching a size of 13.4 cm (0′ 6″)
- Woosnam’s broad-headed mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Mexican volcano mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Pseudoryzomys weighting only 45 grams
- Akodon azarae with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Mitchell’s hopping mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- North African gerbil with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Père David’s vole with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Hoffmann’s rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Charming climbing mouse weighting only 89 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Oecomys bicolor
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:
- Greater dwarf lemur
- Brush-tailed rabbit rat
- Red-legged sun squirrel
- Merriam’s kangaroo rat
- Amami rabbit
- Chiruromys lamia
- Buffy-tufted marmoset
Animals with the same weight as a Oecomys bicolor
What other animals weight around 37 grams (0.08 lbs)?
- Common sheath-tailed bat weighting 30 grams
- Mexican vole weighting 34 grams
- Tullberg’s soft-furred mouse weighting 37 grams
- White-winged vampire bat weighting 36 grams
- Fat-tailed false antechinus weighting 36 grams
- White-footed climbing mouse weighting 40 grams
- Anderson’s gerbil weighting 31 grams
- Common vampire bat weighting 33 grams
- Junín grass mouse weighting 39 grams
- Bunchgrass leaf-eared mouse weighting 43 grams