Litter Size

How many babies does a Northern common cuscus have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Northern common cuscuss are in a litter?

A Northern common cuscus (Phalanger orientalis) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 691 grams (1.52 lbs) and measure 3.3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Phalangeridae family (genus: Phalanger). An adult Northern common cuscus grows up to a size of 42.4 cm (1′ 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 Northern common cuscus is 1

The northern common cuscus (Phalanger orientalis), also known as the grey cuscus, is a species of marsupial in the family Phalangeridae native to northern New Guinea and adjacent smaller islands, but is now also found in the Bismarck Archipelago, southeast and central Moluccas, the Solomons, and Timor, where it is believed to have been introduced in prehistoric times from New Guinea. It was formerly considered conspecific with the allopatric P. intercastellanus and P. mimicus.It is hunted for human consumption in New Guinea.

Other animals of the family Phalangeridae

Northern common cuscus is a member of the Phalangeridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Northern common cuscus

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Northern common cuscus

Other animals that usually reach the age of 4 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Northern common cuscus

What other animals weight around 2.33 kg (5.13 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Northern common cuscus

Also reaching around 42.4 cm (1′ 5″) in size do these animals: