Litter Size

How many babies does a Pygmy ringtail possum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Pygmy ringtail possums are in a litter?

A Pygmy ringtail possum (Pseudochirulus mayeri) 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 Pygmy ringtail possum grows up to a size of 19.8 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 Pygmy ringtail possum is 1

The pygmy ringtail possum (Pseudochirulus mayeri) is a species of marsupial in the family Pseudocheiridae. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea in montane forest regions. They are “widespread along the Central Cordillera” and live at elevations between 1,500 and 3,600 metres (4,900 and 11,800 ft) above sea level.”Pygmy ringtails are herbivores or “arboreal folivores” that eat pollen, lichen, fungus and “epiphytic moss.” P. mayeri also eat the bark of trees, which provides them with calcium and potassium. They have “large incisor” teeth which help with “clipping forage from plants” and have “selenodont molars” that help with “shredding ingested foliage.” They have “an enlarged cecum that acts as a fermentation chamber” and allows “gut bacteria to breakdown [sic] plant tissue.” The extra retention time allows the pygmy ringtail to obtain more nutrients from the ingested forage.

Other animals of the family Pseudocheiridae

Pygmy ringtail possum is a member of the Pseudocheiridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Pygmy ringtail possum

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Pygmy ringtail possum

What other animals weight around 151 grams (0.33 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Pygmy ringtail possum

Also reaching around 19.8 cm (0′ 8″) in size do these animals: