Litter Size

How many babies does a Western pygmy possum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Western pygmy possums are in a litter?

A Western pygmy possum (Cercartetus concinnus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 52 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Burramyidae family (genus: Cercartetus). An adult Western pygmy possum grows up to a size of 8.8 cm (0′ 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 Western pygmy possum is 4

The western pygmy possum (Cercartetus concinnus), also known as the southwestern pygmy possum or the mundarda, is a small marsupial found in Australia. Genetic studies indicate its closest relative is probably the eastern pygmy possum, from which its ancestors diverged around eight million years ago.

Other animals of the family Burramyidae

Western pygmy possum is a member of the Burramyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Western pygmy possum

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Western pygmy possum

What other animals weight around 15 grams (0.03 lbs)?