How many baby Sikkim mountain voles are in a litter?
A Sikkim mountain vole (Microtus sikimensis) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.2 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Microtus). An adult Sikkim mountain vole grows up to a size of 15.4 cm (0′ 7″).
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 Sikkim mountain vole (Neodon sikimensis) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Bhutan, India, Nepal and China.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Sikkim mountain vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Olrog’s chaco mouse weighting only 32 grams
- Woosnam’s brush-furred rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Typical vlei rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Nectomys rattus weighting only 249 grams
- Hartwig’s soft-furred mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- El Carrizo deer mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Fringe-tailed gerbil with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Andean gerbil mouse weighting only 28 grams
- Burrowing chinchilla mouse weighting only 83 grams
- Moss-forest rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Sikkim mountain vole
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once: