Animal Age

How old does a Crest-tailed mulgara get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Crest-tailed mulgara reaches?

An adult Crest-tailed mulgara (Dasycercus cristicauda) usually gets as old as 7 years.

Crest-tailed mulgaras are around 39 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 6.87 kg (15.15 lbs) and measure 62.1 cm (2′ 1″). As a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Dasycercus), a Crest-tailed mulgara caries out around 6 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 1 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 17.5 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Crest-tailed mulgara gets as old as 7 years

The crest-tailed mulgara (Dasycercus cristicauda), is a small to medium-sized Australian carnivorous marsupial and a member of the family Dasyuridae (meaning “hairy tail”) which includes quolls, dunnarts, the numbat, Tasmanian devil and extinct thylacine. The crest-tailed mulgara is among a group of native predatory mammals or mesopredators endemic to arid Australia.

Animals of the same family as a Crest-tailed mulgara

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

Animals that reach the same age as Crest-tailed mulgara

With an average age of 7 years, Crest-tailed mulgara are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Crest-tailed mulgara

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

Weighting as much as Crest-tailed mulgara

A fully grown Crest-tailed mulgara reaches around 100 grams (0.22 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Crest-tailed mulgara

Those animals grow as big as a Crest-tailed mulgara: