Litter Size

How many babies does a Rufous soft-furred spiny rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Rufous soft-furred spiny rats are in a litter?

A Rufous soft-furred spiny rat (Diplomys labilis) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 55 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 59 grams (0.13 lbs) and measure 27.5 cm (0′ 11″). They are a member of the Echimyidae family (genus: Diplomys). An adult Rufous soft-furred spiny rat 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 Rufous soft-furred spiny rat is 1

The rufous soft-furred spiny-rat (Diplomys labilis), known as ratón espinoso meaning “spiny” or “thorny” rat in Spanish, is a species of rodent in the family Echimyidae.It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Panama. In November 2015, it was spotted for the first time in Osa, Costa Rica by the Costa Rican researcher Jim Córdoba-Alfaro.It is nocturnal and lives in trees, feeding on fruit and young shoots. The females give birth to one or two young, which stay with the mother for about a year before becoming mature.

Other animals of the family Echimyidae

Rufous soft-furred spiny rat is a member of the Echimyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Rufous soft-furred spiny rat

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Rufous soft-furred spiny rat

What other animals weight around 282 grams (0.62 lbs)?