Litter Size

How many babies does a Brush-tailed phascogale have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Brush-tailed phascogales are in a litter?

A Brush-tailed phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa) usually gives birth to around 6 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 28 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3.5 kg (7.71 lbs) and measure 6.9 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Phascogale). An adult Brush-tailed phascogale grows up to a size of 10.8 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 average litter size of a Brush-tailed phascogale is 6

The brush-tailed phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa), also known by its Australian native name tuan, the common wambenger or the black-tailed phascogale, is a rat-sized arboreal carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae, characterized by a tuft of black silky hairs on the terminal portion of its tail. Males of this species do not live past the age of one, as they die after reproducing.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Brush-tailed phascogale is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Brush-tailed phascogale

Those animals also give birth to 6 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Brush-tailed phascogale

Other animals that usually reach the age of 5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Brush-tailed phascogale

What other animals weight around 193 grams (0.43 lbs)?