It is hard to guess what a Bolam’s mouse weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Bolam’s mouse (Pseudomys bolami) on average weights 15 grams (0.03 lbs).
The Bolam’s mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Pseudomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 12.1 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.
Bolam’s mouse (Pseudomys bolami) is a species of nocturnal, burrowing rodent in the family Muridae that inhabits the semi arid and southern arid regions of Australia. It has a number of physiological and behavioural adaptations developed to cope with an extremely varied climate. Including the ability survive by extracting water from seeds alone, the production of highly concentrated urine, low water content faeces and nocturnal activity.
Animals of the same family as a Bolam’s mouse
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Mount Data shrew-rat with a size of 20.1 cm (0′ 8″)
- Chestnut-bellied spiny rat with a weight of 159 grams
- Abrothrix andinus with a weight of 18 grams
- Long-tailed giant rat with a weight of 349 grams
- Afghan vole with 2 babies per litter
- Morgan’s gerbil mouse with a weight of 16 grams
- Western water rat with a size of 15.1 cm (0′ 6″)
- Silent grass mouse with a weight of 39 grams
- Peromyscus maniculatus with a weight of 19 grams
- Social vole with a weight of 48 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Bolam’s mouse
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pseudomys bolami:
- Velvety free-tailed bat bringing 13 grams to the scale
- True’s shrew mole bringing 14 grams to the scale
- Moonshine shrew bringing 13 grams to the scale
- Trefoil horseshoe bat bringing 15 grams to the scale
- Butiaba naked-tailed shrew bringing 18 grams to the scale
- Spiny pocket mouse bringing 16 grams to the scale
- Pleasant gerbil bringing 13 grams to the scale
- Dwarf bonneted bat bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Large-eared slit-faced bat bringing 14 grams to the scale
- Dollman’s tree mouse bringing 12 grams to the scale