Animal Size

Four-toed elephant shrew size: How big do they get?

How big does a Four-toed elephant shrew get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Four-toed elephant shrew (Petrodromus tetradactylus) reaches an average size of 19.2 cm (0′ 8″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 201 grams (0.44 lbs). On birth they have a weight of 30 grams (0.07 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Four-toed elephant shrews have 1 babies about 2 times per year. The Four-toed elephant shrew (genus: Petrodromus) is a member of the family Macroscelididae.

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.

The average adult size of a Four-toed elephant shrew is  (0' 8

The four-toed elephant shrew or four-toed sengi is the only living species in the genus Petrodromus, which together with four other extant genera Rhynchocyon, Macroscelides, Petrosaltator, and Elephantulus constitutes the order Macroscelidea. This species is only found in particular regions in Africa and is smaller in size compared to its relatives. A comprehensive recording of this species is lacking.As its name suggests, the species has four toes on its hind feet, and like other elephant shrews, it has been named for its elephant-like, mobile proboscis.

Animals of the same family as a Four-toed elephant shrew

We found other animals of the Macroscelididae family:

Animals with the same size as a Four-toed elephant shrew

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Four-toed elephant shrew:

Animals with the same litter size as a Four-toed elephant shrew

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Four-toed elephant shrew:

Animals with the same weight as a Four-toed elephant shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Petrodromus tetradactylus: