Animal Size

Cacomistle size: How big do they get?

How big does a Cacomistle get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Cacomistle (Bassariscus sumichrasti) reaches an average size of 42.5 cm (1′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 23 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 906 grams (2 lbs). A Cacomistle has 2 babies at once. The Cacomistle (genus: Bassariscus) is a member of the family Procyonidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The cacomistle (Bassariscus sumichrasti) is a nocturnal, arboreal and omnivorous member of the carnivoran family Procyonidae. Its preferred habitats are wet, tropical, evergreen woodlands and mountain forests, though seasonally it will venture into drier deciduous forests.Nowhere in its range (from southern Mexico to western Panama) is B. sumichrasti common. This is especially true in Costa Rica, where it inhabits only a very small area. It is completely dependent on forest habitat, making it particularly susceptible to deforestation.The term cacomistle is from the Nahuatl language (tlahcomiztli) and means “half cat” or “half mountain lion”; it is sometimes also used to refer to the ringtail, Bassariscus astutus, a similar species that inhabits arid northern Mexico and the American Southwest.

Animals of the same family as a Cacomistle

We found other animals of the Procyonidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Cacomistle

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Cacomistle:

Animals with the same litter size as a Cacomistle

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Cacomistle:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Cacomistle

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Cacomistle:

Animals with the same weight as a Cacomistle

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Bassariscus sumichrasti: