How many baby Southern big-eared mouses are in a litter?
A Southern big-eared mouse (Loxodontomys micropus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 12 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Cricetidae family (genus: Loxodontomys). An adult Southern big-eared mouse grows up to a size of 45 cm (1′ 6″).
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 southern big-eared mouse (Loxodontomys micropus), also known as the southern pericote, is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Argentina and Chile, and is one of only two species in its genus. The type specimen was captured by Charles Darwin in 1834 along the Santa Cruz River in Argentina, during the voyage of HMS Beagle, and was subsequently described by George Robert Waterhouse.
Other animals of the family Cricetidae
Southern big-eared mouse is a member of the Cricetidae, as are these animals:
- Dark bolo mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Abrothrix sanborni weighting only 24 grams
- Gerbil leaf-eared mouse weighting only 17 grams
- Grey red-backed vole with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Western red-backed vole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Aegialomys xanthaeolus weighting only 79 grams
- Buenos Aires leaf-eared mouse weighting only 42 grams
- Tien Shan red-backed vole with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Spotted bolo mouse weighting only 37 grams
- Blyth’s vole with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Southern big-eared mouse
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:
- Bush rat
- Mexican prairie dog
- Delicate slender opossum
- Pale gerbil
- Madras treeshrew
- Mexican spiny pocket mouse
- Tien Shan red-backed vole
- Kit fox
- Kemp’s gerbil
Animals with the same weight as a Southern big-eared mouse
What other animals weight around 70 grams (0.15 lbs)?
- Bushy-tailed jird weighting 56 grams
- Gray-cheeked flying squirrel weighting 63 grams
- Zambian mole-rat weighting 76 grams
- Cinnamon antechinus weighting 71 grams
- Gray-footed chipmunk weighting 70 grams
- Oecomys cleberi weighting 73 grams
- Long-nosed hocicudo weighting 67 grams
- Temminck’s striped mouse weighting 60 grams
- Hainan gymnure weighting 58 grams
- Underwood’s bonneted bat weighting 58 grams