How many baby Plateau mouses are in a litter?
A Plateau mouse (Peromyscus melanophrys) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 24 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Peromyscus). An adult Plateau mouse grows up to a size of 12.5 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 plateau mouse (Peromyscus melanophrys) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.It is found only in Mexico.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Plateau mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Smith’s vole weighting only 35 grams
- Southern pygmy mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Masked white-tailed rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Norway lemming with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Chestnut-bellied spiny rat weighting only 159 grams
- Robbins’s tateril weighting only 47 grams
- Crab-eating rat weighting only 66 grams
- Colombian forest mouse weighting only 19 grams
- Lesser mole-rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Snow-footed Oldfield mouse weighting only 54 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Plateau mouse
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:
- Tatra pine vole
- Andean mouse
- Mexican harvest mouse
- North African elephant shrew
- Golden-backed tree-rat
- Ochre bush squirrel
- Common marmoset
- African yellow bat
Animals with the same weight as a Plateau mouse
What other animals weight around 40 grams (0.09 lbs)?
- Paramo hocicudo weighting 41 grams
- Hairy fruit-eating bat weighting 40 grams
- Mountain tube-nosed fruit bat weighting 43 grams
- Grayish mouse opossum weighting 48 grams
- Golden spiny mouse weighting 42 grams
- Fawn antechinus weighting 38 grams
- Montane wood mouse weighting 36 grams
- Neotropical pygmy squirrel weighting 34 grams
- European snow vole weighting 48 grams
- Vordermann’s flying squirrel weighting 36 grams