Litter Size

How many babies does a Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupines are in a litter?

A Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine (Sphiggurus villosus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 7 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 4.8 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Erethizontidae family (genus: Sphiggurus). An adult Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine grows up to a size of 16.6 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine is 1

The Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine, Coendou spinosus, is a South American porcupine species from the family Erethizontidae. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.They have a short tail and gray brown quills and feed on fruits, ant pupae, vegetables and roots.This species was formerly sometimes assigned to Sphiggurus, a genus no longer recognized since genetic studies showed it to be polyphyletic. The population formerly recognized as the orange-spined hairy dwarf porcupine (Sphiggurus villosus) has been reclassified to this species. Its closest relatives are the bicolored-spined porcupine (Coendou bicolor) and the black dwarf porcupine (Coendou nycthemera).

Other animals of the family Erethizontidae

Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine is a member of the Erethizontidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine

What other animals weight around 1.75 kg (3.86 lbs)?