How many baby Painted ringtail possums are in a litter?
A Painted ringtail possum (Pseudochirulus forbesi) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 275 grams (0.61 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Pseudocheiridae family (genus: Pseudochirulus). An adult Painted ringtail possum grows up to a size of 26.5 cm (0′ 11″).
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 painted ringtail possum or moss-forest ringtail possum (Pseudochirulus forbesi) is a species of marsupial in the family Pseudocheiridae. It is found in Papua New Guinea.
Other animals of the family Pseudocheiridae
Painted ringtail possum is a member of the Pseudocheiridae, as are these animals:
- Lowland ringtail possum with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Herbert River ringtail possum with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Weyland ringtail possum weighting only 456 grams
- Rock-haunting ringtail possum with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Pygmy ringtail possum with 1 babies per pregnancy
- D’Albertis’ ringtail possum with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Painted ringtail possum with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Lemur-like ringtail possum with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Pseudocheirus schlegeli weighting only 256 grams
- Cinereus ringtail possum with 2 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Painted ringtail possum
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Antilopine kangaroo
- Sea otter
- Mentawai langur
- American bison
- Black crested gibbon
Animals with the same weight as a Painted ringtail possum
What other animals weight around 639 grams (1.41 lbs)?
- Superagüi lion tamarin weighting 605 grams
- Peters’s squirrel weighting 650 grams
- Abert’s squirrel weighting 623 grams
- Mountain ground squirrel weighting 625 grams
- White-footed sportive lemur weighting 600 grams
- Long-nosed bandicoot weighting 720 grams
- Bismarck giant rat weighting 612 grams
- Golden-rumped elephant shrew weighting 535 grams
- Guinea pig weighting 728 grams
- Cape ground squirrel weighting 572 grams
Animals with the same size as a Painted ringtail possum
Also reaching around 26.5 cm (0′ 11″) in size do these animals:
- Oncilla gets as big as 25 cm (0′ 10″)
- Goeldi’s marmoset gets as big as 28 cm (1′ 0″)
- Javan mongoose gets as big as 27.5 cm (0′ 11″)
- Golden lion tamarin gets as big as 26.1 cm (0′ 11″)
- Great-tailed triok gets as big as 22.3 cm (0′ 9″)
- Black and red bush squirrel gets as big as 24.3 cm (0′ 10″)
- Derby’s woolly opossum gets as big as 23.1 cm (0′ 10″)
- North African hedgehog gets as big as 21.4 cm (0′ 9″)
- Great Key Island giant rat gets as big as 27.5 cm (0′ 11″)
- Indonesian mountain weasel gets as big as 30.9 cm (1′ 1″)