Litter Size

How many babies does a Common ringtail possum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Common ringtail possums are in a litter?

A Common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 168 grams (0.37 lbs) and measure 3.3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Pseudocheiridae family (genus: Pseudocheirus). An adult Common ringtail possum grows up to a size of 19.9 cm (0′ 8″).

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 Common ringtail possum is 1

The common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus, Greek for “false hand” and Latin for “pilgrim” or “alien”) is an Australian marsupial. It lives in a variety of habitats and eats a variety of leaves of both native and introduced plants, as well as flowers, fruits and sap. This possum also consumes a special type of faeces that is produced during the daytime when it is resting in a nest. This behaviour is called caecotrophy and is similar to that seen in rabbits.

Other animals of the family Pseudocheiridae

Common ringtail possum is a member of the Pseudocheiridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Common ringtail possum

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Common ringtail possum

Other animals that usually reach the age of 8 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Common ringtail possum

What other animals weight around 895 grams (1.97 lbs)?