Animal Size

Pygmy ringtail possum size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Pygmy ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus mayeri) reaches an average size of 19.9 cm (0′ 8″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 152 grams (0.34 lbs). A Pygmy ringtail possum has 1 babies at once. The Pygmy ringtail possum (genus: Pseudocheirus) is a member of the family Pseudocheiridae.

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 pygmy ringtail possum (Pseudochirulus mayeri) is a species of marsupial in the family Pseudocheiridae. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea in montane forest regions. They are “widespread along the Central Cordillera” and live at elevations between 1,500 and 3,600 metres (4,900 and 11,800 ft) above sea level.”Pygmy ringtails are herbivores or “arboreal folivores” that eat pollen, lichen, fungus and “epiphytic moss.” P. mayeri also eat the bark of trees, which provides them with calcium and potassium. They have “large incisor” teeth which help with “clipping forage from plants” and have “selenodont molars” that help with “shredding ingested foliage.” They have “an enlarged cecum that acts as a fermentation chamber” and allows “gut bacteria to breakdown [sic] plant tissue.” The extra retention time allows the pygmy ringtail to obtain more nutrients from the ingested forage.

Animals of the same family as a Pygmy ringtail possum

We found other animals of the Pseudocheiridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Pygmy ringtail possum

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Pygmy ringtail possum

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Pygmy ringtail possum:

Animals with the same weight as a Pygmy ringtail possum

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pseudocheirus mayeri: