Litter Size

How many babies does a Piebald shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Piebald shrews are in a litter?

A Piebald shrew (Diplomesodon pulchellum) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 27.5 cm (0′ 11″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Diplomesodon). An adult Piebald shrew grows up to a size of 7.9 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 average litter size of a Piebald shrew is 5

The piebald shrew (Diplomesodon pulchellum) is a shrew found in the Turan Lowland east of the Caspian Sea in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. It grows to 2–2​3⁄4 inches in length, and usually hunts for insects and lizards at night. It is the only extant member of the genus Diplomesodon. In 2011, A. Cheke described a new and possibly extinct species based on a 19th-century manuscript: Diplomesodon sonnerati (Sonnerat’s shrew). It was described again in 2018 to meet certain validity requirements of the ICZN code.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Piebald shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Piebald shrew

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Piebald shrew

What other animals weight around 11 grams (0.02 lbs)?