Animal Size

Northern common cuscus size: How big do they get?

How big does a Northern common cuscus get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Northern common cuscus (Phalanger orientalis) reaches an average size of 42.4 cm (1′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 4 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 2.33 kg (5.13 lbs). A Northern common cuscus has 1 babies at once. The Northern common cuscus (genus: Phalanger) is a member of the family Phalangeridae.

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 northern common cuscus (Phalanger orientalis), also known as the grey cuscus, is a species of marsupial in the family Phalangeridae native to northern New Guinea and adjacent smaller islands, but is now also found in the Bismarck Archipelago, southeast and central Moluccas, the Solomons, and Timor, where it is believed to have been introduced in prehistoric times from New Guinea. It was formerly considered conspecific with the allopatric P. intercastellanus and P. mimicus.It is hunted for human consumption in New Guinea.

Animals of the same family as a Northern common cuscus

We found other animals of the Phalangeridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Northern common cuscus

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Northern common cuscus:

Animals with the same litter size as a Northern common cuscus

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Northern common cuscus:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Northern common cuscus

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Northern common cuscus:

Animals with the same weight as a Northern common cuscus

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Phalanger orientalis: