Litter Size

How many babies does a Madras treeshrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Madras treeshrews are in a litter?

A Madras treeshrew (Anathana ellioti) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 13.5 kg (29.76 lbs) and measure 1.7 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Tupaiidae family (genus: Anathana). An adult Madras treeshrew grows up to a size of 1.51 meter (5′ 0″).

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 Madras treeshrew is 4

The Madras treeshrew (Anathana ellioti), also known as the Indian treeshrew, is a species of treeshrew in the monotypic genus Anathana found in the hill forests of central and southern India. The genus name is derived from the Tamil name of moongil anathaan (literally “bamboo squirrel”) and the species name is after Sir Walter Elliot of the Indian Civil Services in Madras.

Other animals of the family Tupaiidae

Madras treeshrew is a member of the Tupaiidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Madras treeshrew

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Madras treeshrew

What other animals weight around 160 grams (0.35 lbs)?