How many baby Atherton antechinuss are in a litter?
A Atherton antechinus (Antechinus godmani) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Antechinus). An adult Atherton antechinus grows up to a size of 9.4 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.
The Atherton antechinus (Antechinus godmani), also known as Godman’s antechinus, is a species of small carnivorous marsupial native to Australia. It is one of the rarest members of its genus, and differs from other antechinuses in its more rufous body colour and small eyes.
Other animals of the family Dasyuridae
Atherton antechinus is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:
- Western quoll with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Northern quoll with 6 babies per pregnancy
- Cinnamon antechinus with 8 babies per pregnancy
- Little red kaluta with 6 babies per pregnancy
- Yellow-footed antechinus with 8 babies per pregnancy
- Speckled dasyure weighting only 212 grams
- Parantechinus bilarni with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Habbema dasyure raching a size of 11 cm (0′ 5″)
- Agile antechinus with 10 babies per pregnancy
- Antechinus wilhelmina raching a size of 10.6 cm (0′ 5″)
Animals that share a litter size with Atherton antechinus
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:
- Gunnison’s prairie dog
- Indian gerbil
- Lesser capybara
- Lodgepole chipmunk
- Gracile tateril
- Montane wood mouse
- Llanos long-nosed armadillo
- Kemp’s gerbil
- White-tailed jackrabbit
- San Joaquin pocket mouse
Animals with the same weight as a Atherton antechinus
What other animals weight around 76 grams (0.17 lbs)?
- Marmoset rat weighting 70 grams
- Oecomys speciosus weighting 73 grams
- Rosalinda’s Oldfield mouse weighting 77 grams
- Nilgiri striped squirrel weighting 70 grams
- Kaiser’s rock rat weighting 90 grams
- Gray-footed chipmunk weighting 70 grams
- Coast mole weighting 61 grams
- Big bonneted bat weighting 83 grams
- Euryoryzomys macconnelli weighting 62 grams
- Oecomys superans weighting 73 grams