Litter Size

How many babies does a Lesser hairy-footed dunnart have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Lesser hairy-footed dunnarts are in a litter?

A Lesser hairy-footed dunnart (Sminthopsis youngsoni) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Sminthopsis). An adult Lesser hairy-footed dunnart grows up to a size of 11 cm (0′ 5″).

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 hairy-footed dunnart is 5

The lesser hairy-footed dunnart (Sminthopsis youngsoni) is a small carnivorous Australian marsupial of the family Dasyuridae. It is a widespread and fairly common species, being found in many desert areas of Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. Its foraging strategies have been studied by Haythornthwaite and Dickman.The lesser hairy-footed dunnart is distinguished from the very similar hairy-footed dunnart by its smaller size and less hairy soles.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Lesser hairy-footed dunnart is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Lesser hairy-footed dunnart

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Lesser hairy-footed dunnart

What other animals weight around 11 grams (0.02 lbs)?