Litter Size

How many babies does a Lesser bilby have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Lesser bilbys are in a litter?

A Lesser bilby (Macrotis leucura) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 2.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Peramelidae family (genus: Macrotis). An adult Lesser bilby grows up to a size of 37.5 cm (1′ 3″).

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 Lesser bilby is 2

The lesser bilby (Macrotis leucura), also known as the yallara, the lesser rabbit-eared bandicoot or the white-tailed rabbit-eared bandicoot, was a rabbit-like marsupial. The species was first described by Oldfield Thomas as Peregale leucura in 1887 from a single specimen from a collection of mammals of the British Museum. Reaching the size of a young rabbit, this species lived in the deserts of Central Australia. Since the 1950s–1960s, it has been believed to be extinct.

Other animals of the family Peramelidae

Lesser bilby is a member of the Peramelidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Lesser bilby

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Lesser bilby

What other animals weight around 364 grams (0.8 lbs)?