How many baby Prehensile-tailed hutias are in a litter?
A Prehensile-tailed hutia (Mysateles prehensilis) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 1.5 kg (3.31 lbs) and measure 2.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Capromyidae family (genus: Mysateles). An adult Prehensile-tailed hutia grows up to a size of 1.12 meter (3′ 9″).
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 prehensile-tailed hutia (Mysateles prehensilis) is a species of rodent in the family Capromyidae endemic to Cuba. It is an arboreal foliovore, found in both primary and secondary forest. Its karyotype has 2n = 34 and FN = 54-56.The species is listed as near threatened on the IUCN Red List. Although locally common in some areas, it is in decline and is threatened by deforestation and habitat fragmentation.
Other animals of the family Capromyidae
Prehensile-tailed hutia is a member of the Capromyidae, as are these animals:
- Jamaican coney with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Black-tailed hutia with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Desmarest’s hutia with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Eared hutia with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Hispaniolan hutia with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Dwarf hutia with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Bahamian hutia with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Little Swan Island hutia weighting around 1.5 kilograms (3.31 lbs)
Animals that share a litter size with Prehensile-tailed hutia
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once: