Litter Size

How many babies does a Papuan bandicoot have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Papuan bandicoots are in a litter?

A Papuan bandicoot (Microperoryctes papuensis) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4.3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Peroryctidae family (genus: Microperoryctes). An adult Papuan bandicoot grows up to a size of 19.3 cm (0′ 8″).

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 Papuan bandicoot is 1

The Papuan bandicoot (Microperoryctes papuensis) is a species of marsupial in the family Peramelidae. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. M. papuensis is a small bandicoot with a soft coat with a clear back, upper torso and face stripes. Its head to body length is 175–205 mm; tail length 142–158 mm; the hind foot length is from 43 to 47.1 mm; the ear length 25 to 28 mm and it weighs 145-184 g.

Other animals of the family Peroryctidae

Papuan bandicoot is a member of the Peroryctidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Papuan bandicoot

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Papuan bandicoot

What other animals weight around 158 grams (0.35 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Papuan bandicoot

Also reaching around 19.3 cm (0′ 8″) in size do these animals: