Litter Size

How many babies does a White-footed dunnart have at once? (litter size)

How many baby White-footed dunnarts are in a litter?

A White-footed dunnart (Sminthopsis leucopus) usually gives birth to around 8 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 8 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 17 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Sminthopsis). An adult White-footed dunnart grows up to a size of 9.5 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 White-footed dunnart is 8

The white-footed dunnart (Sminthopsis leucopus) is a marsupial that occurs of Tasmania and mainland Australia. It occurs along the coast and in inner Gippsland and Alpine areas up to 400 metres near Narbethong. The length from snout to tail being 140–200 mm of which head to anus is 70–110 mm and tail 70–90 mm long and with a weight of 19–27 g.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

White-footed dunnart is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with White-footed dunnart

Those animals also give birth to 8 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a White-footed dunnart

Other animals that usually reach the age of 2.5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a White-footed dunnart

What other animals weight around 24 grams (0.05 lbs)?