Animal Weight

How much does a Eastern common cuscus weight?

It is hard to guess what a Eastern common cuscus weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Eastern common cuscus (Phalanger intercastellanus) on average weights 1.75 kg (3.85 lbs).

The Eastern common cuscus is from the family Phalangeridae (genus: Phalanger). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 38.4 cm (1′ 4″). Usually, Eastern common cuscuss have 2 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 Eastern common cuscus is 1.75 kg (3.85 lbs)

The eastern common cuscus (Phalanger intercastellanus) is a species of marsupial in the family Phalangeridae found in eastern Papua New Guinea. Until recently, it was considered conspecific with P. mimicus, and before that also with P. orientalis.The eastern common cuscus was introduced by humans into the Aru Islands and parts of northern Australia.

Animals of the same family as a Eastern common cuscus

We found other animals of the Phalangeridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Eastern common cuscus

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Phalanger intercastellanus:

Animals with the same size as a Eastern common cuscus

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Eastern common cuscus:

Animals with the same litter size as a Eastern common cuscus

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Eastern common cuscus: