Animal Size

Dusky caenolestid size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Dusky caenolestid (Caenolestes fuliginosus) reaches an average size of 11.3 cm (0′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 29 grams (0.06 lbs). A Dusky caenolestid has 3 babies at once. The Dusky caenolestid (genus: Caenolestes) is a member of the family Caenolestidae.

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 dusky caenolestid (Caenolestes fuliginosus), also known as Tate’s shrew opossum, is a shrew opossum from South America. The dusky caenolestid is characterized by a dark brown coat with a lighter underbelly, soft and thick fur, and a loosely haired tail. A nocturnal animal (active mainly at night), the dusky caenolestid lives on trees and feeds on insects and small invertebrates and vertebrates. It occurs in alpine and páramo forests in northern and western Colombia, Ecuador, and western Venezuela. The IUCN classifies this shrew opossum as least concern.

Animals of the same family as a Dusky caenolestid

We found other animals of the Caenolestidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Dusky caenolestid

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Dusky caenolestid

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Dusky caenolestid:

Animals with the same weight as a Dusky caenolestid

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Caenolestes fuliginosus: