Litter Size

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

How many baby Long-tailed pygmy possums are in a litter?

A Long-tailed pygmy possum (Cercartetus caudatus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 48.5 kg (106.92 lbs) and measure 20 cm (0′ 8″). They are a member of the Burramyidae family (genus: Cercartetus). An adult Long-tailed pygmy possum grows up to a size of 9.8 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 pygmy possum is 2

The long-tailed pygmy possum (Cercartetus caudatus) is a diprotodont marsupial found in the rainforests of northern Australia, Indonesia and New Guinea. Living at altitudes of above 1,500 m, it eats insects and nectar, and may eat pollen in place of insects in the wild.

Other animals of the family Burramyidae

Long-tailed pygmy possum is a member of the Burramyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Long-tailed pygmy possum

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Long-tailed pygmy possum

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3.17 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Long-tailed pygmy possum

What other animals weight around 23 grams (0.05 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Long-tailed pygmy possum

Also reaching around 9.8 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: