Litter Size

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

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

A Tyler’s mouse opossum (Marmosa tyleriana) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 110 grams (0.24 lbs) and measure 13.3 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Didelphidae family (genus: Marmosa). An adult Tyler’s mouse opossum grows up to a size of 11.9 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 Tyler's mouse opossum is 3

Tyler’s mouse opossum (Marmosa tyleriana) is a South American marsupial of the family Didelphidae. It lives in rainforests of the Guiana Highlands of southern Venezuela at elevations between 1300 and 2200 m. The species has only been found on three isolated tepuis (Auyantepui, Marahuaca and Sarisariñama). All three of these locations are in protected areas (Canaima, Duida-Marahuaca and Jaua-Sarisariñama national parks).The Latin species name refers to the habitat in which the opossum was first found, a Tyleria forest. In turn, both the genus Tyleria and the opossum’s common name refer to Sidney F. Tyler, an American historian and photographer who helped finance the 1928-29 expedition of the American Museum of Natural History to the headwaters of the Orinoco, during which the opossum was discovered.

Other animals of the family Didelphidae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Tyler’s mouse opossum

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Tyler’s mouse opossum

What other animals weight around 32 grams (0.07 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Tyler’s mouse opossum

Also reaching around 11.9 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: