Litter Size

How many babies does a Zygodontomys brevicauda have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Zygodontomys brevicaudas are in a litter?

A Zygodontomys brevicauda (Zygodontomys brevicauda) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 5 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 20 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 25 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 11.1 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Zygodontomys). An adult Zygodontomys brevicauda grows up to a size of 9.8 cm (0′ 4″).

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.

Zygodontomys brevicauda, also known as the short-tailed zygodont, short-tailed cane mouse, or common cane mouse, is a species of rodent in the genus Zygodontomys of tribe Oryzomyini. It occurs from Costa Rica via Panama, Colombia and Venezuela into Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and northern Brazil, including Trinidad and Tobago.It includes three subspecies: Zygodontomys brevicauda brevicaudaZygodontomys brevicauda cherrieiZygodontomys brevicauda microtinus.Many Zygodontomys brevicauda serve as viral reservoirs, causing illnesses such as Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Zygodontomys brevicauda is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Zygodontomys brevicauda

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Zygodontomys brevicauda

What other animals weight around 52 grams (0.11 lbs)?