Litter Size

How many babies does a Ooldea dunnart have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Ooldea dunnarts are in a litter?

A Ooldea dunnart (Sminthopsis ooldea) usually gives birth to around 7 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 20 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Sminthopsis). An adult Ooldea dunnart grows up to a size of 9.5 cm (0′ 4″).

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 Ooldea dunnart is 7

The Ooldea dunnart (Sminthopsis ooldea), also called Troughton’s dunnart after the person who found the species, is an Australian marsupial similar to the hairy-footed dunnart. It is greyish-yellow on its upper body and white on the underside with dark patches on its crown, forehead and in front of the eyes, and a pink thinly furred carrot shaped tail. Its total length is 115–173 mm; its average body length is 55–80 mm with a tail of 60–93 mm. Its ear length is 14–17 mm. This dunnart weighs between 10 and 18 grams.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Ooldea dunnart is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Ooldea dunnart

Those animals also give birth to 7 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Ooldea dunnart

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Ooldea dunnart

What other animals weight around 12 grams (0.03 lbs)?