Animal Weight

How much does a African pygmy squirrel weight?

It is hard to guess what a African pygmy squirrel weights. But we have the answer:

An adult African pygmy squirrel (Myosciurus pumilio) on average weights 16 grams (0.04 lbs).

The African pygmy squirrel is from the family Sciuridae (genus: Myosciurus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 6.9 cm (0′ 3″). Usually, African pygmy squirrels have 1 babies per litter.

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.

The average adult weight of a African pygmy squirrel is 16 grams (0.04 lbs)

The African pygmy squirrel (Myosciurus pumilio) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is monotypic within the genus Myosciurus. It is found in tropical rainforests in Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. It is not considered threatened, but likely declines locally due to habitat loss. Together with the least pygmy squirrel of Asia, the African pygmy squirrel is the world’s smallest squirrel measuring about 12–14 cm (4.7–5.5 in) in total length and just 15–18 g (0.53–0.63 oz) in weight, which is less than a typical house mouse.

Animals of the same family as a African pygmy squirrel

We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a African pygmy squirrel

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Myosciurus pumilio:

Animals with the same size as a African pygmy squirrel

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

Animals with the same litter size as a African pygmy squirrel

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a African pygmy squirrel: