Litter Size

How many babies does a Short-footed Luzon tree rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Short-footed Luzon tree rats are in a litter?

A Short-footed Luzon tree rat (Carpomys melanurus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.7 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Carpomys). An adult Short-footed Luzon tree rat grows up to a size of 20 cm (0′ 8″).

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 Short-footed Luzon tree rat is 1

The short-footed Luzon tree rat or greater dwarf cloud rat (Carpomys melanurus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in the Philippines, specifically in northern Luzon. Its natural habitat is tropical moist montane forests.This species was long thought to be extinct. In 2008, Filipino researchers including Dr. Danilo Balete found a specimen in the canopy of Mount Pulag National Park, the first scientifically observed individual of the species since 1896. The captured individual was “about 185 grams and has dense soft reddish-brown fur, a black mask around large dark eyes, small rounded ears, a broad and blunt snout and a long tail covered with dark hair”.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Short-footed Luzon tree rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Short-footed Luzon tree rat

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same size as a Short-footed Luzon tree rat

Also reaching around 20 cm (0′ 8″) in size do these animals: