How many baby Southern long-nosed armadillos are in a litter?
A Southern long-nosed armadillo (Dasypus hybridus) usually gives birth to around 8 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 126 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Dasypodidae family (genus: Dasypus). An adult Southern long-nosed armadillo grows up to a size of 2.7 meter (8′ 11″).
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 southern long-nosed armadillo (Dasypus hybridus) is a species of armadillo native to South America.
Other animals of the family Dasypodidae
Southern long-nosed armadillo is a member of the Dasypodidae, as are these animals:
- Andean hairy armadillo weighting around 2.14 kilograms (4.72 lbs)
- Brazilian three-banded armadillo weighting around 1.49 kilograms (3.28 lbs)
- Southern naked-tailed armadillo with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Northern naked-tailed armadillo with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Screaming hairy armadillo weighting only 930 grams
- Greater naked-tailed armadillo weighting around 5.35 kilograms (11.79 lbs)
- Hairy long-nosed armadillo weighting around 4.44 kilograms (9.79 lbs)
- Giant armadillo with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Six-banded armadillo with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Pink fairy armadillo weighting only 86 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Southern long-nosed armadillo
Those animals also give birth to 8 babies at once:
- Yellow-footed antechinus
- Chestnut dunnart
- Grayish mouse opossum
- Golden hamster
- African wild dog
- Tundra shrew
- Virginia opossum
- White-tailed antelope squirrel
- Eurasian least shrew
- Narrow-headed vole
Animals with the same weight as a Southern long-nosed armadillo
What other animals weight around 1.5 kg (3.31 lbs)?
- Red and white giant flying squirrel usually reaching 1.5 kgs (3.31 lbs)
- Bushy-tailed mongoose usually reaching 1.72 kgs (3.79 lbs)
- Monjon usually reaching 1.26 kgs (2.78 lbs)
- Bristle-spined rat usually reaching 1.3 kgs (2.87 lbs)
- Atlantic titi usually reaching 1.39 kgs (3.06 lbs)
- Fennec fox usually reaching 1.32 kgs (2.91 lbs)
- Red giant flying squirrel usually reaching 1.54 kgs (3.4 lbs)
- Northern viscacha usually reaching 1.22 kgs (2.69 lbs)
- Pel’s flying squirrel usually reaching 1.77 kgs (3.9 lbs)
- Gambian pouched rat usually reaching 1.27 kgs (2.8 lbs)