Animal Size

Long-nosed caenolestid size: How big do they get?

How big does a Long-nosed caenolestid get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Long-nosed caenolestid (Rhyncholestes raphanurus) reaches an average size of 11.3 cm (0′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 21 grams (0.05 lbs). The Long-nosed caenolestid (genus: Rhyncholestes) is a member of the family Caenolestidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The long-nosed caenolestid (Rhyncholestes raphanurus), also known as the Chilean shrew opossum or long-nosed shrew opossum, is a shrew opossum that occurs in temperate forests of Argentina and southern Chile. It was first described by American zoologist Wilfred Hudson Osgood in 1924. The long-nosed caenolestid resembles Caenolestes species in morphology. It is characterized by a long, pointed snout, small eyes and ears, and one claw on a digit of each of the thin limbs. Little is known of its behavior; it appears to be terrestrial (lives on land), nocturnal (active mainly at night) and omnivorous. It prefers cool, moist areas, and has a small distribution. It is classified as near threatened by the IUCN.

Animals of the same family as a Long-nosed caenolestid

We found other animals of the Caenolestidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Long-nosed caenolestid

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Long-nosed caenolestid:

Animals with the same weight as a Long-nosed caenolestid

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Rhyncholestes raphanurus: