Animal Age

How old does a Brush-tailed phascogale get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Brush-tailed phascogale reaches?

An adult Brush-tailed phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa) usually gets as old as 5 years.

Brush-tailed phascogales are around 28 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 3.5 kg (7.71 lbs) and measure 2.37 meter (7′ 10″). As a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Phascogale), a Brush-tailed phascogale caries out around 6 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 1 times a year. 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 Brush-tailed phascogale gets as old as 5 years

The brush-tailed phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa), also known by its Australian native name tuan, the common wambenger or the black-tailed phascogale, is a rat-sized arboreal carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae, characterized by a tuft of black silky hairs on the terminal portion of its tail. Males of this species do not live past the age of one, as they die after reproducing.

Animals of the same family as a Brush-tailed phascogale

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

Animals that reach the same age as Brush-tailed phascogale

With an average age of 5 years, Brush-tailed phascogale are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Brush-tailed phascogale

The same number of babies at once (6) are born by:

Weighting as much as Brush-tailed phascogale

A fully grown Brush-tailed phascogale reaches around 193 grams (0.43 lbs). So do these animals: