Litter Size

How many babies does a Stephens’s kangaroo rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Stephens’s kangaroo rats are in a litter?

A Stephens’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Heteromyidae family (genus: Dipodomys). An adult Stephens’s kangaroo rat grows up to a size of 11.6 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.

The average litter size of a Stephens's kangaroo rat is 2

Stephens’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is endemic to the Southern California region of the United States, primarily in western Riverside County. The species is named after American zoologist Frank Stephens (1849–1937).The natural habitat of Stephens’s kangaroo rat is sparsely vegetated temperate grassland. This habitat has been destroyed or modified for agriculture throughout the species’ range; as a result, Stephens’s kangaroo rat is listed as an endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It occurs sympatrically with the agile kangaroo rat, but tends to prefer few shrubs and gravelly soils to the agile’s preference for denser shrubs.

Other animals of the family Heteromyidae

Stephens’s kangaroo rat is a member of the Heteromyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Stephens’s kangaroo rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Stephens’s kangaroo rat

What other animals weight around 68 grams (0.15 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Stephens’s kangaroo rat

Also reaching around 11.6 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: