Litter Size

How many babies does a Geoffroy’s tamarin have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Geoffroy’s tamarins are in a litter?

A Geoffroy’s tamarin (Saguinus geoffroyi) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 48 grams (0.11 lbs) and measure 3.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Callitrichidae family (genus: Saguinus). An adult Geoffroy’s tamarin grows up to a size of 23.9 cm (0′ 10″).

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 Geoffroy's tamarin is 2

Geoffroy’s tamarin (Saguinus geoffroyi), also known as the Panamanian, red-crested or rufous-naped tamarin, is a tamarin, a type of small monkey, found in Panama and Colombia. It is predominantly black and white, with a reddish nape. Diurnal, Geoffroy’s tamarin spends most of its time in trees, but does come down to the ground occasionally. It lives in groups that most often number between three and five individuals, and generally include one or more adults of each sex. It eats a variety of foods, including insects, exudates, fruits and other plant parts. Insects and fruits account for the majority of its diet, but exudates are also important. But since its teeth are not adapted for gouging trees to get to the sap, it can only eat exudates when they are easily available.Although a variety of reproductive methods are used, the most common is for a single adult female in the group to be reproductively active and to mate with multiple adult males in the group. After a gestation period of about 145 days, she gives birth to either a single infant or twins. Males contribute significantly to care of the infants. Sexual maturity is reached at about 2 years, and it can live up to 13 years. Geoffroy’s tamarin is classified as being of “least concern” by the IUCN.

Other animals of the family Callitrichidae

Geoffroy’s tamarin is a member of the Callitrichidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Geoffroy’s tamarin

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Geoffroy’s tamarin

What other animals weight around 493 grams (1.09 lbs)?