Litter Size

How many babies does a Red-cheeked dunnart have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Red-cheeked dunnarts are in a litter?

A Red-cheeked dunnart (Sminthopsis virginiae) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 16 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Sminthopsis). An adult Red-cheeked dunnart grows up to a size of 11 cm (0′ 5″).

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 Red-cheeked dunnart is 4

The red-cheeked dunnart (Sminthopsis virginiae) is so called because of the distinctive red hair on its cheek. It is an Australasian marsupial. Its total length is 167–270 mm; its average body length is 80–135 mm with a tail of 87–135 mm. Ear length is 12–13 mm. Its weight varies between 18 and 75 grams. Its tail is thin and pale pink.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Red-cheeked dunnart is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Red-cheeked dunnart

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Red-cheeked dunnart

Other animals that usually reach the age of 2 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Red-cheeked dunnart

What other animals weight around 35 grams (0.08 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Red-cheeked dunnart

Also reaching around 11 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: