How many baby Red-nosed mouses are in a litter?
A Red-nosed mouse (Wiedomys pyrrhorhinos) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 28 grams (0.06 lbs) and measure 11.1 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Wiedomys). An adult Red-nosed mouse grows up to a size of 37.5 cm (1′ 3″).
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 red-nosed mouse (Wiedomys pyrrhorhinos) is an arboreal rodent species endemic to Brazil. It is found in caatinga and cerrado habitat in southeast Brazil.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Red-nosed mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Oligoryzomys nigripes with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Paramo hocicudo weighting only 41 grams
- Central rock rat weighting only 100 grams
- Van Deusen’s rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Emperor rat weighting around 1 kilograms (2.2 lbs)
- Bank vole with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Kaiser’s rock rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- San Martín Island woodrat weighting only 240 grams
- Lusitanian pine vole with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Thomas’s mosaic-tailed rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Red-nosed mouse
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Bower’s white-toothed rat
- Humboldt’s hog-nosed skunk
- Brown palm civet
- Volcano harvest mouse
- Thick-tailed three-toed jerboa
- Nicobar shrew
- Hispid pocket mouse
- American hog-nosed skunk
- Bicolored shrew
- Small Indian civet
Animals with the same weight as a Red-nosed mouse
What other animals weight around 46 grams (0.1 lbs)?
- Dryad shrew tenrec weighting 40 grams
- Mexican deer mouse weighting 42 grams
- Southern multimammate mouse weighting 53 grams
- Uinta chipmunk weighting 51 grams
- Polynesian rat weighting 50 grams
- Guatemalan deer mouse weighting 40 grams
- Cape golden mole weighting 39 grams
- Large vesper mouse weighting 45 grams
- Grant’s rock mouse weighting 40 grams
- Panamint kangaroo rat weighting 37 grams