Animal Weight

How much does a Desert rat-kangaroo weight?

It is hard to guess what a Desert rat-kangaroo weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Desert rat-kangaroo (Caloprymnus campestris) on average weights 929 grams (2.05 lbs).

The Desert rat-kangaroo is from the family Potoroidae (genus: Caloprymnus). They can live for up to 13 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 6.9 cm (0′ 3″). Usually, Desert rat-kangaroos 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.

The average adult weight of a Desert rat-kangaroo is 929 grams (2.05 lbs)

The desert rat-kangaroo (Caloprymnus campestris), also called the buff-nosed rat-kangaroo, plains rat-kangaroo or oolacunta, is an extinct small hopping marsupial endemic to desert regions of Central Australia. It was discovered in the early 1840s and described by John Gould in London in 1843, on the basis of three specimens sent to him by George Grey, the governor of South Australia at the time.

Animals of the same family as a Desert rat-kangaroo

We found other animals of the Potoroidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Desert rat-kangaroo

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Caloprymnus campestris:

Animals with the same litter size as a Desert rat-kangaroo

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Desert rat-kangaroo:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Desert rat-kangaroo

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Desert rat-kangaroo: