How many baby Sri Lankan spotted chevrotains are in a litter?
A Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain (Moschiola meminna) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 153 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 319 grams (0.7 lbs) and measure 2.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Tragulidae family (genus: Moschiola). An adult Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain grows up to a size of 54 cm (1′ 10″).
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.
Moschiola meminna is a species of even-toed ungulate in the chevrotain family (Tragulidae). Particularly in the old literature, M. meminna often refers to the spotted chevrotains as a whole. Today, the name is increasingly restricted to the Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain or white-spotted chevrotain, with the Indian spotted chevrotain M. indica and/or the yellow-striped chevrotain M. kathygre treated as distinct species. In Sri Lanka, this species is found in the dry zone and is replaced in the wet zone by the yellow-striped chevrotain.
Other animals of the family Tragulidae
Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain is a member of the Tragulidae, as are these animals:
- Greater mouse-deer with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Java mouse-deer with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Water chevrotain with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Insular flying fox
- Thomas’s fruit-eating bat
- New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat
- Western woolly lemur
- Caspian seal
- Common eland
- Mongoose lemur
- Bay duiker
- Arabian oryx
Animals with the same weight as a Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain
What other animals weight around 3.11 kg (6.86 lbs)?
- Asian small-clawed otter usually reaching 3.53 kgs (7.78 lbs)
- Aye-aye usually reaching 2.74 kgs (6.04 lbs)
- Salt’s dik-dik usually reaching 3.4 kgs (7.5 lbs)
- Crested agouti usually reaching 2.65 kgs (5.84 lbs)
- Bates’s pygmy antelope usually reaching 2.96 kgs (6.53 lbs)
- Black-rumped agouti usually reaching 2.9 kgs (6.39 lbs)
- Corsac fox usually reaching 2.62 kgs (5.78 lbs)
- African brush-tailed porcupine usually reaching 2.88 kgs (6.35 lbs)
- Jackson’s mongoose usually reaching 2.5 kgs (5.51 lbs)
- Short-eared possum usually reaching 3.13 kgs (6.9 lbs)
Animals with the same size as a Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain
Also reaching around 54 cm (1′ 10″) in size do these animals:
- Suni gets as big as 59.9 cm (2′ 0″)
- Tonkin snub-nosed monkey gets as big as 56.9 cm (1′ 11″)
- Preuss’s red colobus gets as big as 57.9 cm (1′ 11″)
- Southern river otter gets as big as 59 cm (2′ 0″)
- Nine-banded armadillo gets as big as 44.3 cm (1′ 6″)
- Bristle-spined rat gets as big as 60 cm (2′ 0″)
- Ground pangolin gets as big as 48.9 cm (1′ 8″)
- Maned sloth gets as big as 54.9 cm (1′ 10″)
- White-sided jackrabbit gets as big as 48.8 cm (1′ 8″)
- Peruvian spider monkey gets as big as 45.4 cm (1′ 6″)