Litter Size

How many babies does a Mountain pygmy possum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Mountain pygmy possums are in a litter?

A Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 14 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 42 grams (0.09 lbs) and measure 7.2 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Burramyidae family (genus: Burramys). An adult Mountain pygmy possum grows up to a size of 11.4 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 Mountain pygmy possum is 3

The mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus) is a small, mouse-sized (weighs 45 grams (1.6 oz)) nocturnal marsupial of Australia found in dense alpine rock screes and boulder fields, mainly southern Victoria and around Mount Kosciuszko in Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales at elevations from 1,300 to 2,230 metres (4,270 to 7,320 ft). At almost 14 cm (5.5 in), its prehensile tail is longer than its 11 cm (4.3 in) combined head and body length. Its diet consists of insects (such as the bogong moth), fleshy fruits, nuts, nectar and seeds. Its body is covered in a thick coat of fine grey fur except for its stomach, which is cream coloured; its tail is hairless. On the underside of the female’s body is a pouch containing four teats. This possum is the only extant species in the genus Burramys. It is also the only Australian mammal restricted to alpine habitat.

Other animals of the family Burramyidae

Mountain pygmy possum is a member of the Burramyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Mountain pygmy possum

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Mountain pygmy possum

Other animals that usually reach the age of 12 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Mountain pygmy possum

What other animals weight around 44 grams (0.1 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Mountain pygmy possum

Also reaching around 11.4 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: