It is hard to guess what a Crescent nail-tail wallaby weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Crescent nail-tail wallaby (Onychogalea lunata) on average weights 3.5 kg (7.72 lbs).
The Crescent nail-tail wallaby is from the family Macropodidae (genus: Onychogalea). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 52.5 cm (1′ 9″). Usually, Crescent nail-tail wallabys have 1 babies per litter.
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.
Crescent nail-tail wallaby and worong refer to Onychogalea lunata, a small species of marsupial that grazed on grasses in the scrub and woodlands of southwestern and central Australia. They were common in Western Australia before it disappeared in the early twentieth century and persisted in the central deserts until at least the 1950s. The pelage was soft and silky and an ashen grey colouring overall, highlighted in part with rufous tones. There were light and dark patches of fur across the body, the moon-like crescents inspiring their names, and had attractive stripes on the face. Like the two remaining species of the genus, the northern Onychogalea unguifera and rare O. fraenata (bridled nailtail), it had a horny spur at the tip of its tail. The species was compared to a hare or rabbit, in its habits, appearance and taste, and weighed around 3.5 kilograms.The species was extremely timid and would flee to a hollow log if disturbed at their day time resting places, a small patch of sand cleared near a large shrub or tree. They ran with their short forelimbs awkwardly held toward the chest.
Animals of the same family as a Crescent nail-tail wallaby
We found other animals of the Macropodidae family:
- Small dorcopsis bringing 1.89 kilos (4.17 lbs) to the scale
- Toolache wallaby bringing 10 kilos (22.05 lbs) to the scale
- Whiptail wallaby bringing 12.67 kilos (27.93 lbs) to the scale
- Tenkile bringing 9.98 kilos (22 lbs) to the scale
- Godman’s rock-wallaby bringing 4.75 kilos (10.47 lbs) to the scale
- Unadorned rock-wallaby bringing 4.56 kilos (10.05 lbs) to the scale
- Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo bringing 6.65 kilos (14.66 lbs) to the scale
- Black-flanked rock-wallaby bringing 4.57 kilos (10.08 lbs) to the scale
- Banded hare-wallaby bringing 1.94 kilos (4.28 lbs) to the scale
- Western grey kangaroo bringing 25.58 kilos (56.39 lbs) to the scale
Animals with the same weight as a Crescent nail-tail wallaby
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Onychogalea lunata:
- Azara’s agouti with a weight of 2.98 kilos (6.57 lbs)
- Red-rumped agouti with a weight of 3.02 kilos (6.66 lbs)
- Golden-crowned sifaka with a weight of 3.53 kilos (7.78 lbs)
- Asian small-clawed otter with a weight of 3.53 kilos (7.78 lbs)
- Eastern hare-wallaby with a weight of 3 kilos (6.61 lbs)
- Salt’s dik-dik with a weight of 3.4 kilos (7.5 lbs)
- Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain with a weight of 3.11 kilos (6.86 lbs)
- Sand cat with a weight of 2.82 kilos (6.22 lbs)
- Tiger quoll with a weight of 3.32 kilos (7.32 lbs)
- Golden-backed uakari with a weight of 3.13 kilos (6.9 lbs)
Animals with the same litter size as a Crescent nail-tail wallaby
Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Crescent nail-tail wallaby: