How many baby Philippine pygmy squirrels are in a litter?
A Philippine pygmy squirrel (Exilisciurus concinnus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 150 grams (0.33 lbs) and measure 8.3 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Exilisciurus). An adult Philippine pygmy squirrel grows up to a size of 9 cm (0′ 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.
The Philippine pygmy squirrel (Exilisciurus concinnus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae.It is endemic to the Philippines.
Other animals of the family Sciuridae
Philippine pygmy squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:
- Nilgiri striped squirrel with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Abert’s squirrel with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Southern Palawan tree squirrel raching a size of 21 cm (0′ 9″)
- Kashmir flying squirrel with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Least pygmy squirrel with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Maritime striped squirrel with 2 babies per pregnancy
- White-tailed prairie dog with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Horse-tailed squirrel weighting only 358 grams
- Gunnison’s prairie dog with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Indian giant flying squirrel weighting around 1.68 kilograms (3.7 lbs)
Animals that share a litter size with Philippine pygmy squirrel
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Ribbon seal
- Sika deer
- Common wombat
- Tana River red colobus
- Allied rock-wallaby
- Northern brushtail possum
- Southern muriqui
- Hildebrandt’s horseshoe bat
- Tibetan antelope
Animals with the same weight as a Philippine pygmy squirrel
What other animals weight around 27 grams (0.06 lbs)?
- Black-bearded tomb bat weighting 26 grams
- Harlequin bat weighting 22 grams
- Short-palated fruit bat weighting 28 grams
- Panama slender opossum weighting 29 grams
- Tilda’s yellow-shouldered bat weighting 24 grams
- Lesser Angolan epauletted fruit bat weighting 25 grams
- Gracile shrew tenrec weighting 23 grams
- Stirton’s deer mouse weighting 29 grams
- Mauritian tomb bat weighting 27 grams
- Common sheath-tailed bat weighting 30 grams