Animal Size

Telefomin cuscus size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Telefomin cuscus (Phalanger matanim) reaches an average size of 39.9 cm (1′ 4″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 1.44 kg (3.18 lbs). A Telefomin cuscus has 1 babies at once. The Telefomin 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.

The average adult size of a Telefomin cuscus is  (1' 4

The Telefomin cuscus (Phalanger matanim) is a probably extinct possum found on New Guinea.It is named after the Telefol ethnic group, who knew the animal long before it was discovered scientifically by the Australian zoologist Tim Flannery. It lives in the oak forests along the Nong River in the middle of Papua New Guinea, at altitudes between 1500 and 2000 m. After the drought and wildfires of 1997, these forests were destroyed, which most likely resulted in the species extinction.

Animals of the same family as a Telefomin cuscus

We found other animals of the Phalangeridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Telefomin cuscus

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Telefomin cuscus

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

Animals with the same weight as a Telefomin cuscus

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