Litter Size

How many babies does a Tate’s woolly mouse opossum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Tate’s woolly mouse opossums are in a litter?

A Tate’s woolly mouse opossum (Micoureus paraguayanus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Didelphidae family (genus: Micoureus). An adult Tate’s woolly mouse opossum grows up to a size of 16.8 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Tate's woolly mouse opossum is 5

Tate’s woolly mouse opossum (Marmosa paraguayana) is an omnivorous, arboreal South American marsupial of the family Didelphidae, named after American zoologist George Henry Hamilton Tate. It is native to Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. The species lives in both primary and secondary forest, including forest fragments within grassland. Insects are a major component of its diet. It was formerly assigned to the genus Micoureus, which was made a subgenus of Marmosa in 2009. While its conservation status is “least concern”, its habitat is shrinking through urbanization and conversion to agriculture over much of its range.

Other animals of the family Didelphidae

Tate’s woolly mouse opossum is a member of the Didelphidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Tate’s woolly mouse opossum

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Tate’s woolly mouse opossum

What other animals weight around 112 grams (0.25 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Tate’s woolly mouse opossum

Also reaching around 16.8 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: