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How much does a Pygmy ringtail possum weight?

It is hard to guess what a Pygmy ringtail possum weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Pygmy ringtail possum (Pseudochirulus mayeri) on average weights 151 grams (0.33 lbs).

The Pygmy ringtail possum is from the family Pseudocheiridae (genus: Pseudochirulus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 19.8 cm (0′ 8″). Usually, Pygmy ringtail possums 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 Pygmy ringtail possum is 151 grams (0.33 lbs)

The pygmy ringtail possum (Pseudochirulus mayeri) is a species of marsupial in the family Pseudocheiridae. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea in montane forest regions. They are “widespread along the Central Cordillera” and live at elevations between 1,500 and 3,600 metres (4,900 and 11,800 ft) above sea level.”Pygmy ringtails are herbivores or “arboreal folivores” that eat pollen, lichen, fungus and “epiphytic moss.” P. mayeri also eat the bark of trees, which provides them with calcium and potassium. They have “large incisor” teeth which help with “clipping forage from plants” and have “selenodont molars” that help with “shredding ingested foliage.” They have “an enlarged cecum that acts as a fermentation chamber” and allows “gut bacteria to breakdown [sic] plant tissue.” The extra retention time allows the pygmy ringtail to obtain more nutrients from the ingested forage.

Animals of the same family as a Pygmy ringtail possum

We found other animals of the Pseudocheiridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Pygmy ringtail possum

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pseudochirulus mayeri:

Animals with the same size as a Pygmy ringtail possum

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Pygmy ringtail possum

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Pygmy ringtail possum: