Litter Size

How many babies does a Yellow-sided opossum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Yellow-sided opossums are in a litter?

A Yellow-sided opossum (Monodelphis dimidiata) usually gives birth to around 12 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 12 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 16.28 kg (35.88 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Didelphidae family (genus: Monodelphis). An adult Yellow-sided opossum grows up to a size of 9.9 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 Yellow-sided opossum is 12

The yellow-sided opossum (Monodelphis dimidiata) is an opossum species from South America. It is found in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. They have grey or black fur on their dorsal side with yellowish fur on the lateral side that continues down to the feet. They are the most mysterious of all the Monodelphis that is found specifically in the Pampean region or Pampa of Argentina. It is suspected to be a once-in-a-lifetime breeder as seen in a three-year observational study of one population in the marshy grasslands of the Pampean region. Maintaining their native grasslands is important for them to keep a stable population.They show sexual dimorphism in overall size: adult males are typically 100-150 g whereas adult females are 30-70 g.

Other animals of the family Didelphidae

Yellow-sided opossum is a member of the Didelphidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Yellow-sided opossum

Those animals also give birth to 12 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Yellow-sided opossum

Other animals that usually reach the age of 1 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Yellow-sided opossum

What other animals weight around 45 grams (0.1 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Yellow-sided opossum

Also reaching around 9.9 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: