Animal Weight

How much does a Tate’s woolly mouse opossum weight?

It is hard to guess what a Tate’s woolly mouse opossum weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Tate’s woolly mouse opossum (Micoureus paraguayanus) on average weights 112 grams (0.25 lbs).

The Tate’s woolly mouse opossum is from the family Didelphidae (genus: Micoureus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 16.8 cm (0′ 7″). Usually, Tate’s woolly mouse opossums have 5 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 Tate's woolly mouse opossum is 112 grams (0.25 lbs)

Tate’s woolly mouse opossum (Marmosa paraguayana) is an omnivorous, arboreal South American marsupial of the family Didelphidae, named after American zoologist George Henry Hamilton Tate. It is native to Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. The species lives in both primary and secondary forest, including forest fragments within grassland. Insects are a major component of its diet. It was formerly assigned to the genus Micoureus, which was made a subgenus of Marmosa in 2009. While its conservation status is “least concern”, its habitat is shrinking through urbanization and conversion to agriculture over much of its range.

Animals of the same family as a Tate’s woolly mouse opossum

We found other animals of the Didelphidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Tate’s woolly mouse opossum

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Micoureus paraguayanus:

Animals with the same size as a Tate’s woolly mouse opossum

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Tate’s woolly mouse opossum

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (5) as a Tate’s woolly mouse opossum: