Litter Size

How many babies does a True’s shrew mole have at once? (litter size)

How many baby True’s shrew moles are in a litter?

A True’s shrew mole (Urotrichus pilirostris) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 39 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 20 grams (0.04 lbs) and measure 12.9 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Talpidae family (genus: Urotrichus). An adult True’s shrew mole grows up to a size of 6.5 cm (0′ 3″).

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 True's shrew mole is 2

True’s shrew mole (Dymecodon pilirostris) is a species of mammal in the family Talpidae. It is endemic to Japan (Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu) and is a common species above 1000 meters in grassland, shrubland and forest.It is the only species in the genus Dymecodon. It has sometimes been considered belonging to the genus Urotrichus.

Other animals of the family Talpidae

True’s shrew mole is a member of the Talpidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with True’s shrew mole

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a True’s shrew mole

What other animals weight around 14 grams (0.03 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a True’s shrew mole

Also reaching around 6.5 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: