Litter Size

How many babies does a Papua grassland mosaic-tailed rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Papua grassland mosaic-tailed rats are in a litter?

A Papua grassland mosaic-tailed rat (Melomys lutillus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 834 grams (1.84 lbs) and measure 6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Melomys). An adult Papua grassland mosaic-tailed rat grows up to a size of 10.4 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 Papua grassland mosaic-tailed rat (Melomys lutillus), also known as the grassland melomys, is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is endemic to the island of New Guinea where it is present from sea level to altitudes of about 2,200 metres (7,200 ft). It inhabits grassland, gardens and other disturbed areas.The International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed its conservation status as being of “least concern”. This is because it has a wide range, can tolerate disturbance to its habitat and no particular threats have been identified.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Papua grassland mosaic-tailed rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Papua grassland mosaic-tailed rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same size as a Papua grassland mosaic-tailed rat

Also reaching around 10.4 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: