How many baby Horsfield’s treeshrews are in a litter?
A Horsfield’s treeshrew (Tupaia javanica) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 12 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 9.7 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Tupaiidae family (genus: Tupaia). An adult Horsfield’s treeshrew grows up to a size of 18.5 cm (0′ 8″).
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.
Horsfield’s treeshrew (Tupaia javanica), also called Javan treeshrew, is a treeshrew species within the Tupaiidae. It is endemic to the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Bali, Java and Nias where it inhabits foremost primary forest.It was first described by Thomas Horsfield in 1822.Several subspecies have been proposed based on variation in colourisation; however, colour is an unreliable distinguishing character.
Other animals of the family Tupaiidae
Horsfield’s treeshrew is a member of the Tupaiidae, as are these animals:
- Mountain treeshrew with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Painted treeshrew weighting only 168 grams
- Mindanao treeshrew with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Pen-tailed treeshrew becoming 2.67 years old
- Striped treeshrew weighting only 168 grams
- Northern smooth-tailed treeshrew weighting only 50 grams
- Slender treeshrew weighting only 112 grams
- Palawan treeshrew weighting only 168 grams
- Long-footed treeshrew with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Pygmy treeshrew with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Horsfield’s treeshrew
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once: