Animal Weight

How much does a Macleay’s dorcopsis weight?

It is hard to guess what a Macleay’s dorcopsis weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Macleay’s dorcopsis (Dorcopsulus macleayi) on average weights 2.78 kg (6.13 lbs).

The Macleay’s dorcopsis is from the family Macropodidae (genus: Dorcopsulus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 39.9 cm (1′ 4″). Usually, Macleay’s dorcopsiss 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 Macleay's dorcopsis is 2.78 kg (6.13 lbs)

Macleay’s dorcopsis (Dorcopsulus macleayi), also known as the Papuan dorcopsis or the Papuan forest wallaby, is a species of marsupial in the family Macropodidae. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea, where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. Being little threatened by habitat destruction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated it as being of “least concern”.

Animals of the same family as a Macleay’s dorcopsis

We found other animals of the Macropodidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Macleay’s dorcopsis

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Dorcopsulus macleayi:

Animals with the same size as a Macleay’s dorcopsis

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Macleay’s dorcopsis:

Animals with the same litter size as a Macleay’s dorcopsis

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Macleay’s dorcopsis: