Litter Size

How many babies does a Chestnut dunnart have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Chestnut dunnarts are in a litter?

A Chestnut dunnart (Sminthopsis archeri) usually gives birth to around 8 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Sminthopsis). An adult Chestnut dunnart grows up to a size of 9.2 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 average litter size of a Chestnut dunnart is 8

The chestnut dunnart (Sminthopsis archeri) is a dunnart that was described by Van Dyck in 1986 and is named because of its chestnut colour in the upperparts of its body. The length from snout to tail is 167–210 mm, of which head to anus is 85–105 mm and tail is 82–105 mm long. The hind foot size is 17–20 mm, ear length is 17–21 mm and weight is 15–20 g.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Chestnut dunnart is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Chestnut dunnart

Those animals also give birth to 8 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Chestnut dunnart

What other animals weight around 16 grams (0.04 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Chestnut dunnart

Also reaching around 9.2 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: