Litter Size

How many babies does a Telefomin cuscus have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Telefomin cuscuss are in a litter?

A Telefomin cuscus (Phalanger matanim) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 691 grams (1.52 lbs) and measure 3.3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Phalangeridae family (genus: Phalanger). An adult Telefomin cuscus grows up to a size of 39.9 cm (1′ 4″).

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 Telefomin cuscus is 1

The Telefomin cuscus (Phalanger matanim) is a probably extinct possum found on New Guinea.It is named after the Telefol ethnic group, who knew the animal long before it was discovered scientifically by the Australian zoologist Tim Flannery. It lives in the oak forests along the Nong River in the middle of Papua New Guinea, at altitudes between 1500 and 2000 m. After the drought and wildfires of 1997, these forests were destroyed, which most likely resulted in the species extinction.

Other animals of the family Phalangeridae

Telefomin cuscus is a member of the Phalangeridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Telefomin cuscus

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Telefomin cuscus

What other animals weight around 1.44 kg (3.18 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Telefomin cuscus

Also reaching around 39.9 cm (1′ 4″) in size do these animals: