It is hard to guess what a Black-tailed tree rat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Black-tailed tree rat (Thallomys nigricauda) on average weights 125 grams (0.28 lbs).
The Black-tailed tree rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Thallomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 100 cm (3′ 4″).
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 black-tailed tree rat, also called black-tailed acacia rat or black-tailed thallomys, (Thallomys nigricauda), is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is both nocturnal and arboreal and makes bulky nests in the trees, often acacias, where it feeds on leaves and buds.
Animals of the same family as a Black-tailed tree rat
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Brown rat with a weight of 282 grams
- Savanna gerbil with a weight of 121 grams
- Guadalcanal rat with a size of 21.6 cm (0′ 9″)
- Mearns’s grasshopper mouse with a weight of 30 grams
- Oldfield white-bellied rat with a weight of 81 grams
- Lakeland Downs mouse with a weight of 17 grams
- Maned rat with a weight of 755 grams
- Kemp’s gerbil with a weight of 101 grams
- Dickey’s deer mouse with a weight of 28 grams
- Manus Island mosaic-tailed rat with a weight of 144 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Black-tailed tree rat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Thallomys nigricauda:
- African groove-toothed rat bringing 111 grams to the scale
- Narrow-striped marsupial shrew bringing 124 grams to the scale
- Red-crested tree-rat bringing 145 grams to the scale
- White-bellied mosaic-tailed rat bringing 104 grams to the scale
- Ghost bat bringing 124 grams to the scale
- Giant kangaroo rat bringing 114 grams to the scale
- Kemp’s gerbil bringing 100 grams to the scale
- Black rat bringing 142 grams to the scale
- Madagascan flying fox bringing 122 grams to the scale
- Stephen’s woodrat bringing 149 grams to the scale