How many baby Sody’s tree rats are in a litter?
A Sody’s tree rat (Kadarsanomys sodyi) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 8.5 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Kadarsanomys). An adult Sody’s tree rat grows up to a size of 10.2 cm (0′ 5″).
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.
Sody’s tree rat (Kadarsanomys sodyi) is a rodent species in the family Muridae that has been recorded only in bamboo forest in Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park, West Java, Indonesia. It was first recorded during surveys carried out between 1933 and 1935 at an altitude of 1,000 m (3,300 ft). It is dark brown and has yellow to ochre spots. Its tail is uniform brown. Its head-to-body length ranges from 18 to 21 cm (7.1 to 8.3 in) with a 27 to 30.5 cm (10.6 to 12.0 in) long tail. Its long feet indicate that it is adapted to living in trees.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Sody’s tree rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Mexican water mouse weighting only 40 grams
- Holochilus chacarius weighting only 204 grams
- Diminutive woodrat weighting only 80 grams
- Unicolored Oldfield mouse weighting only 77 grams
- Day’s grass mouse weighting only 32 grams
- Least gerbil weighting only 26 grams
- Eastern chestnut mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Southern multimammate mouse with 7 babies per pregnancy
- Oligoryzomys flavescens with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Major’s tufted-tailed rat weighting only 100 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Sody’s tree rat
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once: