Animal Weight

How much does a Arends’s golden mole weight?

It is hard to guess what a Arends’s golden mole weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Arends’s golden mole (Carpitalpa arendsi) on average weights 52 grams (0.11 lbs).

The Arends’s golden mole is from the family Chrysochloridae (genus: Carpitalpa). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 12.3 cm (0′ 5″).

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 Arends's golden mole is 52 grams (0.11 lbs)

Arends’s golden mole (Carpitalpa arendsi) is a species of mammal in the family Chrysochloridae. It is found in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, arable land, pastureland, plantations, rural gardens, urban areas, and introduced vegetation. It is threatened by habitat loss.It is the only species in the genus Carpitalpa. It was moved from the genus Chlorotalpa.It was first described by Lundholm, who named it for Nicolas Arends, taxidermist at the Kaffrarian Museum (now the Amathole Museum, in King William’s Town, South Africa) who captured the specimen.

Animals of the same family as a Arends’s golden mole

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Animals with the same weight as a Arends’s golden mole

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Carpitalpa arendsi:

Animals with the same size as a Arends’s golden mole

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Arends’s golden mole: