How many baby Short-tailed bandicoot rats are in a litter?
A Short-tailed bandicoot rat (Nesokia indica) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 17 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 499 grams (1.1 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Nesokia). An adult Short-tailed bandicoot rat grows up to a size of 49.9 cm (1′ 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 short-tailed bandicoot rat (Nesokia indica) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.Other common names include short-tailed mole-rat, Indian bandicoot, bandicoot-rat, flat-tooth rat and short-tailed nesokia.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Short-tailed bandicoot rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Sikkim rat with 9 babies per pregnancy
- Aegialomys xanthaeolus weighting only 79 grams
- Ash-colored Oldfield mouse weighting only 77 grams
- Deroo’s mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Northern hopping mouse weighting only 38 grams
- Delicate mouse with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Gerbil leaf-eared mouse weighting only 17 grams
- Palawan spiny rat weighting only 159 grams
- Bibimys torresi weighting only 28 grams
- White-bellied mosaic-tailed rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Short-tailed bandicoot rat
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:
- Pousargues’s mongoose
- Japanese grass vole
- Ningbing false antechinus
- Botta’s pocket gopher
- Bushveld gerbil
- Kit fox
- North American least shrew
- Mexican prairie dog
- Dsinezumi shrew
- Parantechinus bilarni
Animals with the same weight as a Short-tailed bandicoot rat
What other animals weight around 178 grams (0.39 lbs)?
- Lorentz’s mosaic-tailed rat weighting 150 grams
- Smoky pocket gopher weighting 150 grams
- San Joaquin antelope squirrel weighting 160 grams
- Tawny-bellied cotton rat weighting 196 grams
- Waterhouse’s swamp rat weighting 146 grams
- Indian hedgehog weighting 171 grams
- Sierra Madre ground squirrel weighting 207 grams
- Attwater’s pocket gopher weighting 144 grams
- Mohol bushbaby weighting 193 grams
- Masked white-tailed rat weighting 149 grams