How many baby Pel’s flying squirrels are in a litter?
A Pel’s flying squirrel (Anomalurus pelii) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 4.5 kg (9.92 lbs) and measure 4.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Anomaluridae family (genus: Anomalurus). An adult Pel’s flying squirrel grows up to a size of 35.7 cm (1′ 3″).
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.
Pel’s flying squirrel or Pel’s scaly-tailed squirrel (Anomalurus pelii) is a species of rodent in the family Anomaluridae. It is found in Liberia, Ivory Coast, and Ghana, where it lives in lowland tropical rainforests.
Other animals of the family Anomaluridae
Pel’s flying squirrel is a member of the Anomaluridae, as are these animals:
- Lord Derby’s scaly-tailed squirrel with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Pygmy scaly-tailed flying squirrel with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Dwarf scaly-tailed squirrel weighting only 250 grams
- Long-eared flying mouse weighting only 27 grams
- Cameroon scaly-tail weighting only 200 grams
- Beecroft’s flying squirrel weighting only 479 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Pel’s flying squirrel
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:
- Lichtenstein’s jerboa
- Gray-cheeked flying squirrel
- Glacier rat
- Kellen’s dormouse
- Eurasian beaver
- Lesser bamboo rat
- Desert pocket mouse
- Durango chipmunk
- Rüppell’s fox
Animals with the same weight as a Pel’s flying squirrel
What other animals weight around 1.77 kg (3.9 lbs)?
- Crested servaline genet usually reaching 1.86 kgs (4.1 lbs)
- Alexander’s kusimanse usually reaching 1.5 kgs (3.31 lbs)
- Chacoan naked-tailed armadillo usually reaching 1.49 kgs (3.28 lbs)
- Stein’s cuscus usually reaching 1.85 kgs (4.08 lbs)
- Beech marten usually reaching 1.67 kgs (3.68 lbs)
- Striped hog-nosed skunk usually reaching 2.01 kgs (4.43 lbs)
- European rabbit usually reaching 1.59 kgs (3.51 lbs)
- African savanna hare usually reaching 1.76 kgs (3.88 lbs)
- White-faced saki usually reaching 1.67 kgs (3.68 lbs)
- Black-tailed hairy dwarf porcupine usually reaching 1.9 kgs (4.19 lbs)