Animal Weight

How much does a Long-nosed potoroo weight?

It is hard to guess what a Long-nosed potoroo weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Long-nosed potoroo (Potorous tridactylus) on average weights 1.07 kg (2.35 lbs).

The Long-nosed potoroo is from the family Potoroidae (genus: Potorous). They can live for up to 12 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 11.6 cm (0′ 5″). On average, Long-nosed potoroos can have babies 2 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 Long-nosed potoroo is 1.07 kg (2.35 lbs)

The long-nosed potoroo (Potorous tridactylus) is a species of potoroo. These small marsupials are part of the rat-kangaroo family. The long-nosed potoroo contains two subspecies, P. t. tridactylus from Mainland Australia, and P. t. apicalis from Tasmania, which tends to have lighter fur than P. t. tridactylus.At first glance, the long-nosed potoroo with its pointed nose and grey-brown fur looks very much like a bandicoot — that is, until it hops away with its front feet tucked into its chest, revealing its close relationship with the kangaroo family. The long-nosed potoroo exhibits many morphological specializations such as an elongated pointed rostral region (nose), erect ears, large eyes, claws for digging, and long robust hind legs. It is only a small marsupial, with a body length between 34 and 38 cm (13–15 in), and a semi-prehensile tail length of 15 to 24 cm (5.9–9.4 in).As it is rarely seen in the wild, better indicators of its presence are the runways it makes through the undergrowth and the hollow diggings it leaves behind when feeding on underground roots and fungi.

Animals of the same family as a Long-nosed potoroo

We found other animals of the Potoroidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Long-nosed potoroo

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Potorous tridactylus:

Animals with the same size as a Long-nosed potoroo

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Long-nosed potoroo:

Animals with the same litter size as a Long-nosed potoroo

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Long-nosed potoroo:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Long-nosed potoroo

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Long-nosed potoroo: