Litter Size

How many babies does a Llanos long-nosed armadillo have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Llanos long-nosed armadillos are in a litter?

A Llanos long-nosed armadillo (Dasypus sabanicola) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 91 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 96 grams (0.21 lbs) and measure 3.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Dasypodidae family (genus: Dasypus). An adult Llanos long-nosed armadillo grows up to a size of 44.3 cm (1′ 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 Llanos long-nosed armadillo is 4

The Llanos long-nosed armadillo (Dasypus sabanicola) is a species of armadillo in the family Dasypodidae. It is endemic to Colombia and Venezuela, where its habitat is the intermittently flooded grassland of the Llanos. The species is closely related to the nine-banded armadillo and the great long-nosed armadillo. It has very little hair and can weigh up to 22 pounds (9.5 kg), and can grow to about 2.1 feet (60 cm) long. It lives in dense cover near limestone formations. Like most other armadillos, it eats ants.

Other animals of the family Dasypodidae

Llanos long-nosed armadillo is a member of the Dasypodidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Llanos long-nosed armadillo

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Llanos long-nosed armadillo

What other animals weight around 1.15 kg (2.54 lbs)?