Animal Weight

How much does a Bramble Cay melomys weight?

It is hard to guess what a Bramble Cay melomys weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Bramble Cay melomys (Melomys rubicola) on average weights 100 grams (0.22 lbs).

The Bramble Cay melomys is from the family Muridae (genus: Melomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 14.7 cm (0′ 6″).

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 Bramble Cay melomys is 100 grams (0.22 lbs)

The Bramble Cay melomys, or Bramble Cay mosaic-tailed rat (Melomys rubicola), is a recently extinct species of rodent in the family Muridae and subfamily Murinae. It was an endemic species of the isolated Bramble Cay, a vegetated coral cay located at the northern tip of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Described by researchers as having last been seen in 2009 and declared extinct by the Queensland Government and University of Queensland researchers in 2016, it was formally declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in May 2015 and the Australian government in February 2019. Having been the only mammal endemic to the reef, its extinction was described as the first extinction of a mammal species due to anthropogenic climate change.

Animals of the same family as a Bramble Cay melomys

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Bramble Cay melomys

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Melomys rubicola:

Animals with the same size as a Bramble Cay melomys

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Bramble Cay melomys: