Animal Weight

How much does a Broad-faced potoroo weight?

It is hard to guess what a Broad-faced potoroo weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Broad-faced potoroo (Potorous platyops) on average weights 499 grams (1.1 lbs).

The Broad-faced potoroo is from the family Potoroidae (genus: Potorous). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 35.9 cm (1′ 3″).

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 Broad-faced potoroo is 499 grams (1.1 lbs)

The Broad-faced potoroo (Potorous platyops) is an extinct potoroid marsupial that was found in southwestern Australia. The first specimen was collected in 1839 and described by John Gould in 1844. Only a small number of specimens have been collected since; the last live capture was in 1875. Sub-fossil remains indicate that it had an extensive distribution around the semiarid coastal districts of Southwest Australian.The habitat of the broad-faced potoroo is almost entirely unknown, but, unlike its relatives, such as the long-nosed Potorous tridactylus and long-footed Potorous longipes, they do not seem to have lived in dense under-stories in forests. Preserved specimens indicate that it was smaller than other potoroos at around 300 millimetres (one foot) long with a 180 mm tail. Their weight is estimated at 800 grams. Their coat was grizzled with yellowish hairs above and greyish white below. Their body was similar in shape to that of other potoroids. Their ears were small and rounded, muzzle fairly short, and cheeks notably puffy.

Animals of the same family as a Broad-faced potoroo

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Animals with the same weight as a Broad-faced potoroo

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