Animal Weight

How much does a Brazilian slender opossum weight?

It is hard to guess what a Brazilian slender opossum weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Brazilian slender opossum (Marmosops paulensis) on average weights 38 grams (0.08 lbs).

The Brazilian slender opossum is from the family Didelphidae (genus: Marmosops). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 12.5 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 Brazilian slender opossum is 38 grams (0.08 lbs)

The Brazilian slender opossum (Marmosops paulensis) is an opossum species from South America. It is found in moist montane forest in the Atlantic Forest region of southeastern Brazil, including the states of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Paraná. Its breeding may be fully semelparous, which is unusual for a mammal.It is considered monotypic and analysis of mtDNA sequences has distinguished this species from other Marmosops. Similar to the gray slender opossum (M. Incanus), adults of this species have short fur while young have long, soft fur. Early research identified M. paulensis as a subspecies of M. incana. The name M paulensis came from a mistaken attribution of the species origin as São Paulo. Subsequent research has, however, distinguished M. paulensis based on various features like smaller upper canines, absence of palatine fenestrae and longer incisive foramina.

Animals of the same family as a Brazilian slender opossum

We found other animals of the Didelphidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Brazilian slender opossum

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Marmosops paulensis:

Animals with the same size as a Brazilian slender opossum

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