Animal Weight

How much does a Silky anteater weight?

It is hard to guess what a Silky anteater weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus) on average weights 259 grams (0.57 lbs).

The Silky anteater is from the family Myrmecophagidae (genus: Cyclopes). They can live for up to 2.25 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 17.7 cm (0′ 7″). Usually, Silky anteaters 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 Silky anteater is 259 grams (0.57 lbs)

The silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus), also known as the pygmy anteater, is a species of anteater in the genus Cyclopes, the only living genus in the family Cyclopedidae. It is found in southern Mexico, and Central and South America. A taxonomic review in 2017, including both molecular and morphological evidence, found that Cyclopes may comprise not one species (C. didactylus), as previously thought, but at least seven. The only known extinct cyclopedid species, Palaeomyrmidon incomtus, from the Late Miocene (c. 7 to 9 million years ago) of modern-day Argentina, is thought to share common ancestry with Cyclopes. It is the smallest of all known anteaters, has nocturnal habits and appears to be completely arboreal. Its hind feet are highly modified for climbing.

Animals of the same family as a Silky anteater

We found other animals of the Myrmecophagidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Silky anteater

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cyclopes didactylus:

Animals with the same size as a Silky anteater

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Silky anteater

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Silky anteater

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Silky anteater: