Litter Size

How many babies does a Long-tailed dunnart have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Long-tailed dunnarts are in a litter?

A Long-tailed dunnart (Sminthopsis longicaudata) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 14 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. 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 Long-tailed dunnart grows up to a size of 9.5 cm (0′ 4″).

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 Long-tailed dunnart is 4

The long-tailed dunnart (Sminthopsis longicaudata) is an Australian dunnart that, like the little long-tailed dunnart, has a tail longer than its body. It is also one of the larger dunnarts at a length from snout to tail of 260–306 mm of which head to anus is 80–96 mm and tail 180–210 mm long. Hind foot size is 18 mm, ear length of 21 mm and with a weight of 15-20 g.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Long-tailed dunnart is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Long-tailed dunnart

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Long-tailed dunnart

Other animals that usually reach the age of 5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Long-tailed dunnart

What other animals weight around 18 grams (0.04 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Long-tailed dunnart

Also reaching around 9.5 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: