Litter Size

How many babies does a Scaly-tailed possum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Scaly-tailed possums are in a litter?

A Scaly-tailed possum (Wyulda squamicaudata) 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 28 grams (0.06 lbs) and measure 11.1 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Phalangeridae family (genus: Wyulda). An adult Scaly-tailed possum grows up to a size of 37.5 cm (1′ 3″).

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 Scaly-tailed possum is 1

The scaly-tailed possum – Wyulda squamicaudata – is found in northwestern Australia, where it is restricted to the Kimberley. They are light grey over most of the body and have relatively short ears and muzzle. The mostly hairless tail is able to curl around the branches of trees as the possum forages for food, its grasp is aided by rasp-ilke scales and is strong enough to hold its own weight. The species favours complex rocky terrain with dense thickets of vines and the fruiting trees that provide much of their diet.

Other animals of the family Phalangeridae

Scaly-tailed possum is a member of the Phalangeridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Scaly-tailed possum

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Scaly-tailed possum

Other animals that usually reach the age of 6 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Scaly-tailed possum

What other animals weight around 1.81 kg (3.98 lbs)?