Litter Size

How many babies does a Plains viscacha have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Plains viscachas are in a litter?

A Plains viscacha (Lagostomus maximus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 156 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 196 grams (0.43 lbs) and measure 8.5 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Chinchillidae family (genus: Lagostomus). An adult Plains viscacha grows up to a size of 52.4 cm (1′ 9″).

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 Plains viscacha is 1

The plains viscacha or plains vizcacha (Lagostomus maximus) is a species of viscacha, a rodent in the family Chinchillidae. It is the only living species within the genus Lagostomus. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay. The plains viscacha is the largest species in its family. They construct elaborate burrows that house successive colonies for decades.The plains viscacha should not be confused with the plains viscacha rat.

Other animals of the family Chinchillidae

Plains viscacha is a member of the Chinchillidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Plains viscacha

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Plains viscacha

Other animals that usually reach the age of 9.33 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Plains viscacha

What other animals weight around 4.66 kg (10.27 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Plains viscacha

Also reaching around 52.4 cm (1′ 9″) in size do these animals: