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What animal always gives birth to identical twins?

Question #5943. Asked by Walter.

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The Armadillo

Mar 26 2004, 5:45 AM
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I thought the armadillo always has identical quadruplets.

Mar 26 2004, 8:21 AM
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Having stopped consulting the top of my head and done a bit of checking, it seems that the precise number of offspring varies from species to species, and can be anything from 2-12: in the nine-banded armadillo (genus Dasypus) it *is* "nearly always" quads. But whatever the number, they are ALWAYS identical and develop from a single fertilized ovum.

Mar 26 2004, 12:11 PM
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