Litter Size

How many babies does a Southern pocket gopher have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Southern pocket gophers are in a litter?

A Southern pocket gopher (Thomomys umbrinus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 36.8 cm (1′ 3″). They are a member of the Geomyidae family (genus: Thomomys). An adult Southern pocket gopher grows up to a size of 18.4 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 southern pocket gopher (Thomomys umbrinus) is a species of rodent in the family Geomyidae. It is found in Mexico and the United States, usually in high altitude grassland and shrubland. It feeds on plant material and has an extensive burrow above which is a large heap of earth on the surface of the ground.

Other animals of the family Geomyidae

Southern pocket gopher is a member of the Geomyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Southern pocket gopher

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern pocket gopher

What other animals weight around 126 grams (0.28 lbs)?