Animal Weight

How much does a Papuan bandicoot weight?

It is hard to guess what a Papuan bandicoot weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Papuan bandicoot (Microperoryctes papuensis) on average weights 158 grams (0.35 lbs).

The Papuan bandicoot is from the family Peroryctidae (genus: Microperoryctes). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 19.3 cm (0′ 8″). On average, Papuan bandicoots 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 average adult weight of a Papuan bandicoot is 158 grams (0.35 lbs)

The Papuan bandicoot (Microperoryctes papuensis) is a species of marsupial in the family Peramelidae. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. M. papuensis is a small bandicoot with a soft coat with a clear back, upper torso and face stripes. Its head to body length is 175–205 mm; tail length 142–158 mm; the hind foot length is from 43 to 47.1 mm; the ear length 25 to 28 mm and it weighs 145-184 g.

Animals of the same family as a Papuan bandicoot

We found other animals of the Peroryctidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Papuan bandicoot

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Microperoryctes papuensis:

Animals with the same size as a Papuan bandicoot

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Papuan bandicoot

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Papuan bandicoot: