How many baby Transcaspian voles are in a litter?
A Transcaspian vole (Microtus transcaspicus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.2 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Microtus). An adult Transcaspian vole grows up to a size of 13.8 cm (0′ 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 Transcaspian vole (Microtus transcaspicus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.It is found in Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkmenistan.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Transcaspian vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Prairie vole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Paramo hocicudo weighting only 41 grams
- Stein’s paramelomys raching a size of 12.5 cm (0′ 5″)
- Gerbil mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Anderson’s gerbil weighting only 31 grams
- Fringe-tailed gerbil with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Texas mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Least gerbil weighting only 26 grams
- Oecomys flavicans weighting only 73 grams
- Ash-grey mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Transcaspian vole
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once: