Litter Size

How many babies does a Macroscelides proboscideus have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Macroscelides proboscideuss are in a litter?

A Macroscelides proboscideus (Macroscelides proboscideus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 58 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 2.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Macroscelididae family (genus: Macroscelides). An adult Macroscelides proboscideus grows up to a size of 11.3 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 Macroscelides proboscideus is 1

The round-eared elephant shrew (Macroscelides proboscideus) or round-eared sengi (called the Karoo round-eared elephant shrew to distinguish it from its sister species; formerly misleadingly named the “short-eared elephant shrew”), is a species of elephant shrew (sengi) in the family Macroscelididae. It is found in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, and hot deserts. They eat insects, shoots, and roots. Their gestation period is 56 days.Elephant shrews are among only a handful of monogamous mammals, making them a model group for the study of monogamy. They have been studied for their mate guarding behavior.

Other animals of the family Macroscelididae

Macroscelides proboscideus is a member of the Macroscelididae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Macroscelides proboscideus

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Macroscelides proboscideus

What other animals weight around 38 grams (0.08 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Macroscelides proboscideus

Also reaching around 11.3 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: