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 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
We found other animals of the Potoroidae family:
- Eastern bettong bringing 1.66 kilos (3.66 lbs) to the scale
- Boodie bringing 1.45 kilos (3.2 lbs) to the scale
- Woylie bringing 1.22 kilos (2.69 lbs) to the scale
- Northern bettong bringing 1.26 kilos (2.78 lbs) to the scale
- Long-nosed potoroo bringing 1.07 kilos (2.36 lbs) to the scale
- Desert rat-kangaroo with a weight of 929 grams
- Gilbert’s potoroo bringing 1.57 kilos (3.46 lbs) to the scale
- Musky rat-kangaroo with a weight of 535 grams
- Long-footed potoroo bringing 1.84 kilos (4.06 lbs) to the scale
- Rufous rat-kangaroo bringing 2.81 kilos (6.19 lbs) to the scale
Animals with the same weight as a Broad-faced potoroo
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Potorous platyops:
- Columbian ground squirrel bringing 471 grams to the scale
- Desert bandicoot bringing 499 grams to the scale
- Ashy-headed flying fox bringing 524 grams to the scale
- Maués marmoset bringing 443 grams to the scale
- Cotton-top tamarin bringing 463 grams to the scale
- Short-tailed chinchilla bringing 500 grams to the scale
- Musky rat-kangaroo bringing 535 grams to the scale
- Striped possum bringing 413 grams to the scale
- San Luis tuco-tuco bringing 400 grams to the scale
- Greater bandicoot rat bringing 583 grams to the scale