Litter Size

How many babies does a Rock dormouse have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Rock dormouses are in a litter?

A Rock dormouse (Graphiurus platyops) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Myoxidae family (genus: Graphiurus). An adult Rock dormouse grows up to a size of 7.5 cm (0′ 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 rock dormouse or flat-headed African dormouse (Graphiurus platyops) is a species of rodent in the family Gliridae. It is found in Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia, and Zimbabwe where it lives among rocks in upland areas. It is a fairly common, mainly nocturnal species and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed its conservation status as being of “least concern”.

Other animals of the family Myoxidae

Rock dormouse is a member of the Myoxidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Rock dormouse

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Rock dormouse

What other animals weight around 46 grams (0.1 lbs)?