Litter Size

How many babies does a Phillips’s kangaroo rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Phillips’s kangaroo rats are in a litter?

A Phillips’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys phillipsii) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 27.5 cm (0′ 11″). They are a member of the Heteromyidae family (genus: Dipodomys). An adult Phillips’s kangaroo rat grows up to a size of 9.6 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.

Phillips’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys phillipsii) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitat is hot deserts.The species is named after John Phillips, an official of a Mexican mining company who sent zoological specimens, including the type specimen of this kangaroo rat, to the British Museum.

Other animals of the family Heteromyidae

Phillips’s kangaroo rat is a member of the Heteromyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Phillips’s kangaroo rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Phillips’s kangaroo rat

What other animals weight around 41 grams (0.09 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Phillips’s kangaroo rat

Also reaching around 9.6 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: