Litter Size

How many babies does a Desert bandicoot have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Desert bandicoots are in a litter?

A Desert bandicoot (Perameles eremiana) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 253 grams (0.56 lbs) and measure 7.8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Peramelidae family (genus: Perameles). An adult Desert bandicoot grows up to a size of 30 cm (1′ 0″).

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 desert bandicoot (Perameles eremiana) is an extinct bandicoot of the arid country in the centre of Australia.

Other animals of the family Peramelidae

Desert bandicoot is a member of the Peramelidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Desert bandicoot

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Desert bandicoot

What other animals weight around 499 grams (1.1 lbs)?