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 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:
- Greater fairy armadillo becoming 12 years old
- Hairy long-nosed armadillo weighting around 4.44 kilograms (9.79 lbs)
- Big hairy armadillo with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Southern three-banded armadillo with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Pink fairy armadillo weighting only 86 grams
- Screaming hairy armadillo weighting only 930 grams
- Six-banded armadillo with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Pichi with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Greater long-nosed armadillo with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Southern long-nosed armadillo with 8 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Llanos long-nosed armadillo
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:
- Alexander’s kusimanse
- Talas tuco-tuco
- African grass rat
- Common vole
- Ornate shrew
- Plains pocket mouse
- Lesser Egyptian gerbil
- Dune hairy-footed gerbil
- Long-clawed ground squirrel
- Western heather vole
Animals with the same weight as a Llanos long-nosed armadillo
What other animals weight around 1.15 kg (2.54 lbs)?
- Big-eared opossum usually reaching 1.11 kgs (2.45 lbs)
- Sunda slow loris weighting 940 grams
- Screaming hairy armadillo weighting 930 grams
- Rio Mayo titi weighting 992 grams
- Chinese ferret-badger weighting 939 grams
- Lesser grison usually reaching 1 kgs (2.2 lbs)
- Rothschild’s cuscus usually reaching 1.37 kgs (3.02 lbs)
- Muskrat weighting 992 grams
- Coppery titi usually reaching 1.12 kgs (2.47 lbs)
- North African hedgehog weighting 931 grams