Animal Size

Mountain pygmy possum size: How big do they get?

How big does a Mountain pygmy possum get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus) reaches an average size of 11.4 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 44 grams (0.1 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Mountain pygmy possums have 3 babies about 1 times per year. The Mountain pygmy possum (genus: Burramys) is a member of the family Burramyidae.

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 mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus) is a small, mouse-sized (weighs 45 grams (1.6 oz)) nocturnal marsupial of Australia found in dense alpine rock screes and boulder fields, mainly southern Victoria and around Mount Kosciuszko in Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales at elevations from 1,300 to 2,230 metres (4,270 to 7,320 ft). At almost 14 cm (5.5 in), its prehensile tail is longer than its 11 cm (4.3 in) combined head and body length. Its diet consists of insects (such as the bogong moth), fleshy fruits, nuts, nectar and seeds. Its body is covered in a thick coat of fine grey fur except for its stomach, which is cream coloured; its tail is hairless. On the underside of the female’s body is a pouch containing four teats. This possum is the only extant species in the genus Burramys. It is also the only Australian mammal restricted to alpine habitat.

Animals of the same family as a Mountain pygmy possum

We found other animals of the Burramyidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Mountain pygmy possum

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Mountain pygmy possum:

Animals with the same litter size as a Mountain pygmy possum

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Mountain pygmy possum:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Mountain pygmy possum

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Mountain pygmy possum:

Animals with the same weight as a Mountain pygmy possum

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Burramys parvus: