Animal Age

How old does a Long-tailed dunnart get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Long-tailed dunnart reaches?

An adult Long-tailed dunnart (Sminthopsis longicaudata) usually gets as old as 5 years.

Long-tailed dunnarts are around 14 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Sminthopsis), their offspring is 4 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 9.5 cm (0′ 4″).

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 Long-tailed dunnart gets as old as 5 years

The long-tailed dunnart (Sminthopsis longicaudata) is an Australian dunnart that, like the little long-tailed dunnart, has a tail longer than its body. It is also one of the larger dunnarts at a length from snout to tail of 260–306 mm of which head to anus is 80–96 mm and tail 180–210 mm long. Hind foot size is 18 mm, ear length of 21 mm and with a weight of 15-20 g.

Animals of the same family as a Long-tailed dunnart

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

Animals that reach the same age as Long-tailed dunnart

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

Animals with the same number of babies Long-tailed dunnart

The same number of babies at once (4) are born by:

Weighting as much as Long-tailed dunnart

A fully grown Long-tailed dunnart reaches around 18 grams (0.04 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Long-tailed dunnart

Those animals grow as big as a Long-tailed dunnart: