Animal Age

How old does a Anderson’s four-eyed opossum get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Anderson’s four-eyed opossum reaches?

An adult Anderson’s four-eyed opossum (Philander andersoni) usually gets as old as 0.75 years.

When born, they weight 3.5 kg (7.71 lbs) and measure 2.37 meter (7′ 10″). They are a member of the Didelphidae family (genus: Philander). Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 10.8 cm (0′ 5″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Anderson's four-eyed opossum gets as old as 0.75 years

Anderson’s four-eyed opossum (Philander andersoni) is an opossum species from South America. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Its dorsal fur is dark, with a black stripe, about 3–4 cm wide, going vertically down the midline of its back. Its dorsal fur is short, about 10 mm long. Its ventral fur is dark gray, but still distinctly lighter than the sides and dorsum. Its tail is furred for the first (approximately) 18% of its length, going from the base to the tip.Its species name “andersoni” was chosen to honor American scientific collector Malcolm Playfair Anderson.

Animals of the same family as a Anderson’s four-eyed opossum

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Didelphidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Anderson’s four-eyed opossum

With an average age of 0.75 years, Anderson’s four-eyed opossum are in good companionship of the following animals:

Weighting as much as Anderson’s four-eyed opossum

A fully grown Anderson’s four-eyed opossum reaches around 324 grams (0.71 lbs). So do these animals: