Animal Weight

How much does a Philippine tarsier weight?

It is hard to guess what a Philippine tarsier weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Philippine tarsier (Tarsius syrichta) on average weights 116 grams (0.26 lbs).

The Philippine tarsier is from the family Tarsiidae (genus: Tarsius). It is usually born with about 25 grams (0.06 lbs). They can live for up to 15 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 11.7 cm (0′ 5″). Usually, Philippine tarsiers 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 Philippine tarsier is 116 grams (0.26 lbs)

The Philippine tarsier (Carlito syrichta), known locally as mawumag in Cebuano and other Visayan languages, magô in Waray and mamag in Tagalog, is a species of tarsier endemic to the Philippines. It is found in the southeastern part of the archipelago, particularly on the islands of Bohol, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. It is a member of the approximately 45-million-year-old family Tarsiidae, whose name is derived from its elongated “tarsus” or ankle bone. Formerly a member of the genus Tarsius, it is now listed as the only member of the genus Carlito, a new genus named after the conservationist Carlito Pizarras.Its geographic range also includes Maripipi Island, Siargao Island, Basilan Island and Dinagat Island. Tarsiers have also been reported in Sarangani, although they may be different subspecies. It was introduced to Western biologists during the 20th century.

Animals of the same family as a Philippine tarsier

We found other animals of the Tarsiidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Philippine tarsier

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Tarsius syrichta:

Animals with the same size as a Philippine tarsier

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Philippine tarsier

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Philippine tarsier

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Philippine tarsier: