Litter Size

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

How many baby Green ringtail possums are in a litter?

A Green ringtail possum (Pseudochirops archeri) usually gives birth to around 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: Pseudochirops). An adult Green ringtail possum grows up to a size of 32.5 cm (1′ 1″).

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 Green ringtail possum is 1

The green ringtail possum (Pseudochirops archeri) is a species of ringtail possum found only in northern Australia. This makes it unique in its genus, all other members of which are found in New Guinea or nearby islands. The green ringtail possum is found in a tiny area of northeastern Queensland, between Paluma and Mount Windsor Tableland.The green ringtail possum gets its name from its fur, which does indeed have a greenish tinge. In reality the fur is olive grey, but it is grizzled with silver, yellow and black hairs, which makes it appear green. It is nocturnal, solitary, and arboreal. It feeds mostly on leaves and is one of the few species that can eat the leaves of the stinger plant (Dendrocnide moroides) which can cause extreme pain with human casualties needing to be hospitalised. It also engages in a practice called coprophagy, where an animal eats its own faeces .

Other animals of the family Pseudocheiridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Green ringtail possum

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Green ringtail possum

What other animals weight around 1.15 kg (2.53 lbs)?