Animal Weight

How much does a Common ringtail possum weight?

It is hard to guess what a Common ringtail possum weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) on average weights 895 grams (1.97 lbs).

The Common ringtail possum is from the family Pseudocheiridae (genus: Pseudocheirus). They can live for up to 8 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 19.9 cm (0′ 8″). On average, Common ringtail possums can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 1.

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 Common ringtail possum is 895 grams (1.97 lbs)

The common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus, Greek for “false hand” and Latin for “pilgrim” or “alien”) is an Australian marsupial. It lives in a variety of habitats and eats a variety of leaves of both native and introduced plants, as well as flowers, fruits and sap. This possum also consumes a special type of faeces that is produced during the daytime when it is resting in a nest. This behaviour is called caecotrophy and is similar to that seen in rabbits.

Animals of the same family as a Common ringtail possum

We found other animals of the Pseudocheiridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Common ringtail possum

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pseudocheirus peregrinus:

Animals with the same litter size as a Common ringtail possum

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Common ringtail possum:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Common ringtail possum

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Common ringtail possum: