How many baby Yellow-bellied brush-furred rats are in a litter?
A Yellow-bellied brush-furred rat (Lophuromys luteogaster) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4.8 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Lophuromys). An adult Yellow-bellied brush-furred rat grows up to a size of 12.2 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 yellow-bellied brush-furred rat (Lophuromys luteogaster) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It has been recorded from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. It lives in rainforest and swamps. Although the species is considered to be rare, there do not seem to be any extant major threats to the population, and it is classified as Least Concern by the IUCN.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Yellow-bellied brush-furred rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Forrest’s mouse weighting only 23 grams
- Mindanao mountain rat raching a size of 12.8 cm (0′ 6″)
- Romanian hamster weighting only 97 grams
- Long-clawed mole vole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Florida mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Strong-tailed Oldfield mouse weighting only 77 grams
- Definitive leaf-eared mouse weighting only 89 grams
- Bushveld gerbil with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Turkestan rat with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Crete spiny mouse weighting only 62 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Yellow-bellied brush-furred rat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once: