Animal Weight

How much does a Andean caenolestid weight?

It is hard to guess what a Andean caenolestid weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Andean caenolestid (Caenolestes condorensis) on average weights 47 grams (0.1 lbs).

The Andean caenolestid is from the family Caenolestidae (genus: Caenolestes). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 12.7 cm (0′ 5″).

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Andean caenolestid is 47 grams (0.1 lbs)

The Andean caenolestid (Caenolestes condorensis), also known as the Andean shrew opossum or Condor caenolestid, is a shrew opossum known only from Cordillera del Cóndor (Ecuador), its type locality. It was first described by zoologists Bruce D. Patterson and Albuja V. Luis in 1996. It is the largest caenolestid. The IUCN classifies it as vulnerable. As of 2015, the population is estimated at less than 1,000.

Animals of the same family as a Andean caenolestid

We found other animals of the Caenolestidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Andean caenolestid

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

Animals with the same size as a Andean caenolestid

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