Litter Size

How many babies does a Hershkovitz’s marmoset have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Hershkovitz’s marmosets are in a litter?

A Hershkovitz’s marmoset (Callithrix intermedia) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 11.1 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Cebidae family (genus: Callithrix). An adult Hershkovitz’s marmoset grows up to a size of 14.6 cm (0′ 6″).

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 Hershkovitz's marmoset is 2

The Hershkovitz’s marmoset (Mico intermedia), also known as the Aripuanã marmoset is a marmoset species endemic to Brazil. The common name is a reference to American zoologist Philip Hershkovitz.

Other animals of the family Cebidae

Hershkovitz’s marmoset is a member of the Cebidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Hershkovitz’s marmoset

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once: