It is hard to guess what a Bogotá grass mouse weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Bogotá grass mouse (Akodon bogotensis) on average weights 13 grams (0.03 lbs).
The Bogotá grass mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Akodon). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 58.3 cm (1′ 11″).
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 Bogotá grass mouse or Bogotá akodont, (Neomicroxus bogotensis) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.It is found in the Andes eastern and central Colombia and northwestern Venezuela. Alavarado-Serrano and D’Elía (2013) have assigned the species to a new genus, Neomicroxus along with Neomicroxus latebricola.
Animals of the same family as a Bogotá grass mouse
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Inca Oldfield mouse with a weight of 77 grams
- Crete spiny mouse with a weight of 62 grams
- Emin’s pouched rat bringing 1.28 kilos (2.82 lbs) to the scale
- Pleasant bolo mouse with a weight of 27 grams
- Tristram’s jird with a weight of 112 grams
- Transcaspian vole with 2 babies per litter
- Lesser ricefield rat with a weight of 104 grams
- Rothschild’s woolly rat bringing 1.16 kilos (2.56 lbs) to the scale
- Pygmy rock mouse with a weight of 20 grams
- New Guinean rat with a weight of 133 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Bogotá grass mouse
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Akodon bogotensis:
- Broad-eared bat bringing 13 grams to the scale
- Broad-eared horseshoe bat bringing 14 grams to the scale
- Mexican harvest mouse bringing 15 grams to the scale
- Sanborn’s bonneted bat bringing 15 grams to the scale
- Dark kangaroo mouse bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Long-clawed shrew bringing 14 grams to the scale
- Taiva shrew tenrec bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Northern leaf-nosed bat bringing 12 grams to the scale
- New Guinean planigale bringing 14 grams to the scale
- Small vesper mouse bringing 14 grams to the scale