Litter Size

How many babies does a Musky rat-kangaroo have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Musky rat-kangaroos are in a litter?

A Musky rat-kangaroo (Hypsiprymnodon moschatus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 39 grams (0.09 lbs) and measure 15.1 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Potoroidae family (genus: Hypsiprymnodon). An adult Musky rat-kangaroo grows up to a size of 22.6 cm (0′ 9″).

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 Musky rat-kangaroo is 2

The musky rat-kangaroo (Hypsiprymnodon moschatus) is a small marsupial found only in the rainforests of northeast Australia. First described in the later nineteenth century, the only other species are known from fossil specimens. They are similar in appearance to potoroos and bettongs, but are not as closely related. Their omnivorous diet is known to include materials such as fruit and fungi, as well as small animals such as insects and other invertebrates. The local Aboriginal name for the species is durrgim yuri.

Other animals of the family Potoroidae

Musky rat-kangaroo is a member of the Potoroidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Musky rat-kangaroo

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Musky rat-kangaroo

Other animals that usually reach the age of 6 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Musky rat-kangaroo

What other animals weight around 535 grams (1.18 lbs)?