It is hard to guess what a Herbert River ringtail possum weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Herbert River ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus herbertensis) on average weights 1.1 kg (2.43 lbs).
The Herbert River ringtail possum is from the family Pseudocheiridae (genus: Pseudocheirus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 26.5 cm (0′ 11″). On average, Herbert River 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 Herbert River ringtail possum (Pseudochirulus herbertensis) is a species of possum found in northeastern Queensland, Australia. It is a dark brown to black species, sometimes with a white belly. The Herbert River ringtail possum was long considered conspecific with the cinereus ringtail possum (P. cinereus), despite the fact that they are very different in appearance. They are, however, the only members of their New Guinea-centred genus found in Australia. The Herbert River ringtail possum is restricted to tropical rainforest from Mount Lee, west of Ingham, to the Lamb Range, west of Cairns.
Animals of the same family as a Herbert River ringtail possum
We found other animals of the Pseudocheiridae family:
- Lemur-like ringtail possum with a weight of 997 grams
- Green ringtail possum bringing 1.15 kilos (2.54 lbs) to the scale
- Coppery ringtail possum bringing 1.77 kilos (3.9 lbs) to the scale
- Plush-coated ringtail possum bringing 1.12 kilos (2.47 lbs) to the scale
- Weyland ringtail possum with a weight of 458 grams
- Vogelkop ringtail possum with a weight of 255 grams
- Lowland ringtail possum with a weight of 300 grams
- Cinereus ringtail possum with a weight of 977 grams
- Common ringtail possum with a weight of 895 grams
- Pygmy ringtail possum with a weight of 152 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Herbert River ringtail possum
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pseudocheirus herbertensis:
- Bahamian hutia bringing 912 grams to the scale
- Malagasy giant rat with a weight of 1.18 kilos (2.6 lbs)
- Common opossum with a weight of 1.14 kilos (2.51 lbs)
- Blanford’s fox bringing 994 grams to the scale
- Rio Beni titi bringing 992 grams to the scale
- Gambian pouched rat with a weight of 1.27 kilos (2.8 lbs)
- Greater bilby with a weight of 1.23 kilos (2.71 lbs)
- Giant golden-crowned flying fox with a weight of 1.09 kilos (2.4 lbs)
- Fennec fox with a weight of 1.32 kilos (2.91 lbs)
- Llanos long-nosed armadillo with a weight of 1.15 kilos (2.54 lbs)
Animals with the same litter size as a Herbert River ringtail possum
Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Herbert River ringtail possum: