Animal Size

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

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

A grown Long-nosed potoroo (Potorous tridactylus) reaches an average size of 11.6 cm (0′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 12 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 1.07 kg (2.35 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Long-nosed potoroos have 1 babies about 2 times per year. The Long-nosed potoroo (genus: Potorous) is a member of the family Potoroidae.

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 potoroo (Potorous tridactylus) is a species of potoroo. These small marsupials are part of the rat-kangaroo family. The long-nosed potoroo contains two subspecies, P. t. tridactylus from Mainland Australia, and P. t. apicalis from Tasmania, which tends to have lighter fur than P. t. tridactylus.At first glance, the long-nosed potoroo with its pointed nose and grey-brown fur looks very much like a bandicoot — that is, until it hops away with its front feet tucked into its chest, revealing its close relationship with the kangaroo family. The long-nosed potoroo exhibits many morphological specializations such as an elongated pointed rostral region (nose), erect ears, large eyes, claws for digging, and long robust hind legs. It is only a small marsupial, with a body length between 34 and 38 cm (13–15 in), and a semi-prehensile tail length of 15 to 24 cm (5.9–9.4 in).As it is rarely seen in the wild, better indicators of its presence are the runways it makes through the undergrowth and the hollow diggings it leaves behind when feeding on underground roots and fungi.

Animals of the same family as a Long-nosed potoroo

We found other animals of the Potoroidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Long-nosed potoroo

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Long-nosed potoroo

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Long-nosed potoroo:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Long-nosed potoroo

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Long-nosed potoroo:

Animals with the same weight as a Long-nosed potoroo

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Potorous tridactylus: