Litter Size

How many babies does a Elegant fat-tailed mouse opossum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Elegant fat-tailed mouse opossums are in a litter?

A Elegant fat-tailed mouse opossum (Thylamys elegans) usually gives birth to around 10 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 20 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 119 grams (0.26 lbs) and measure 36.8 cm (1′ 3″). They are a member of the Didelphidae family (genus: Thylamys). An adult Elegant fat-tailed mouse opossum grows up to a size of 12 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 Elegant fat-tailed mouse opossum is 10

The elegant fat-tailed mouse opossum (Thylamys elegans), also known as the Chilean mouse opossum, is an opossum from central Chile. The type species of Thylamys, it was first described by English naturalist George Robert Waterhouse in 1839. This medium-sized opossum is characterized by black rings around the eyes, white limbs, gray to light brown coat, lighter flanks and underbelly and a thick 12.7–14.6 centimetres (5.0–5.7 in) long tail covered with hairs. It is crepuscular (active mainly around twilight) and lives in nests in tree hollows or under rocks and roots. This opossum feeds mainly on arthropods and larvae apart from fruits. Litter size is typically between 11 and 13. The elegant fat-tailed opossum can occur in a variety of habitats – from cloud forests to chaparrals. The IUCN classifies the opossum as least concern.

Other animals of the family Didelphidae

Elegant fat-tailed mouse opossum is a member of the Didelphidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Elegant fat-tailed mouse opossum

Those animals also give birth to 10 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Elegant fat-tailed mouse opossum

What other animals weight around 28 grams (0.06 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Elegant fat-tailed mouse opossum

Also reaching around 12 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: