Litter Size

How many babies does a Xerus erythropus have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Xerus erythropuss are in a litter?

A Xerus erythropus (Xerus erythropus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 23 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 11.1 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Xerus). An adult Xerus erythropus grows up to a size of 31.2 cm (1′ 1″).

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 Xerus erythropus is 3

Xerus erythropus (striped ground squirrel) is a species of squirrel native to Africa. It was first described by Geoffroy in 1803, but the original publication may be unavailable, so that the binomial authority is today more often cited as “Desmarest, 1817”. There are six subspecies. It is a moderately large ground squirrel with sandy-brown or dark-brown fur with a white lateral stripe and whitish underparts. Adults live alone or in pairs in a simple burrow with a central nest, foraging, mostly on the ground, for seeds, nuts and roots, and caching excess food under stones. This is a common species with a wide range and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of “least concern”.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Xerus erythropus is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Xerus erythropus

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Xerus erythropus

Other animals that usually reach the age of 6 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Xerus erythropus

What other animals weight around 602 grams (1.33 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Xerus erythropus

Also reaching around 31.2 cm (1′ 1″) in size do these animals: