It is hard to guess what a Aegialomys xanthaeolus weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Aegialomys xanthaeolus (Oryzomys xanthaeolus) on average weights 79 grams (0.17 lbs).
The Aegialomys xanthaeolus is from the family Cricetidae (genus: Oryzomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 55 cm (1′ 10″).
As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.
Aegialomys xanthaeolus, also known as the yellowish oryzomys or yellowish rice rat, is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It belongs to the genus Aegialomys in tribe Oryzomyini, which was not recognized as distinct from Oryzomys until 2006. It is found in coastal Ecuador and Peru. Though it is currently the only formally recognized mainland species of Aegialomys, at least one other exists. The specific name is sometimes incorrectly spelled “xantheolus”, without the second “a”.
Animals of the same family as a Aegialomys xanthaeolus
We found other animals of the Cricetidae family:
- Abrothrix jelskii with a weight of 34 grams
- Tien Shan red-backed vole with 4 babies per litter
- Sikkim mountain vole with 2 babies per litter
- Altiplano grass mouse with a weight of 20 grams
- Abrothrix longipilis with a weight of 38 grams
- Western red-backed vole with a weight of 18 grams
- Lundomys with a weight of 238 grams
- Brucepattersonius iheringi with a weight of 43 grams
- Lesser Wilfred’s mouse with a weight of 22 grams
- Dark bolo mouse with a weight of 40 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Aegialomys xanthaeolus
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Oryzomys xanthaeolus:
- Grassland mosaic-tailed rat bringing 71 grams to the scale
- Pink fairy armadillo bringing 86 grams to the scale
- Biting chinchilla mouse bringing 82 grams to the scale
- Dormouse tufted-tailed rat bringing 69 grams to the scale
- Malayan mountain spiny rat bringing 90 grams to the scale
- Charming climbing mouse bringing 89 grams to the scale
- Nilgiri striped squirrel bringing 70 grams to the scale
- Siskiyou chipmunk bringing 75 grams to the scale
- Oecomys rex bringing 73 grams to the scale
- Long-tailed fruit bat bringing 68 grams to the scale