How many baby Grayish mouse opossums are in a litter?
A Grayish mouse opossum (Tlacuatzin canescens) usually gives birth to around 8 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 23 grams (0.05 lbs) and measure 1.7 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Didelphidae family (genus: Tlacuatzin). An adult Grayish mouse opossum grows up to a size of 55 cm (1′ 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 grayish mouse opossum (Tlacuatzin canescens) is a species of opossum endemic to Mexico. It is the sole species in the genus Tlacuatzin.
Other animals of the family Didelphidae
Grayish mouse opossum is a member of the Didelphidae, as are these animals:
- Handley’s slender opossum weighting only 30 grams
- Marajó short-tailed opossum raching a size of 13.4 cm (0′ 6″)
- Delicate slender opossum with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Gray slender opossum weighting only 54 grams
- Yellow-sided opossum with 12 babies per pregnancy
- Northern three-striped opossum weighting only 19 grams
- Guajira mouse opossum weighting only 46 grams
- Tyler’s mouse opossum with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Brown-eared woolly opossum becoming 5 years old
- Heavy-browed mouse opossum weighting only 47 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Grayish mouse opossum
Those animals also give birth to 8 babies at once:
- African wild dog
- Tundra shrew
- White-bellied woolly mouse opossum
- Southern long-nosed armadillo
- European polecat
- Townsend’s ground squirrel
- Eurasian least shrew
- Taiga vole
- Dusky antechinus
- Slender-tailed dunnart
Animals with the same weight as a Grayish mouse opossum
What other animals weight around 47 grams (0.1 lbs)?
- Guatemalan deer mouse weighting 40 grams
- Star-nosed mole weighting 48 grams
- Hairy-tailed bolo mouse weighting 39 grams
- North African elephant shrew weighting 43 grams
- Black-bellied fruit bat weighting 47 grams
- Pallas’s tube-nosed bat weighting 44 grams
- Chibchan water mouse weighting 50 grams
- Flat-faced fruit-eating bat weighting 47 grams
- Guajira mouse opossum weighting 46 grams
- Midas free-tailed bat weighting 45 grams