It is hard to guess what a Bunker’s woodrat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Bunker’s woodrat (Neotoma bunkeri) on average weights 375 grams (0.83 lbs).
The Bunker’s woodrat is from the family Muridae (genus: Neotoma). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 20.9 cm (0′ 9″).
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.
Bunker’s woodrat (Neotoma bunkeri) is an extinct species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. Only five specimens are known; these were collected in 1932 by W.H. Burt and are housed at a museum at UCLA. Neotoma bunkeri was only described from Coronados Islands, Baja California, Mexico. It probably died out as a result of depletion of food resources and predation by feral cats.
Animals of the same family as a Bunker’s woodrat
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- New Guinea waterside rat with a weight of 526 grams
- Mongolian gerbil with a weight of 57 grams
- Lundomys with a weight of 238 grams
- African wading rat with a weight of 62 grams
- Burrowing chinchilla mouse with a weight of 83 grams
- Gerbil mouse with a weight of 17 grams
- Mexican woodrat with a weight of 203 grams
- Splendid climbing mouse with a weight of 89 grams
- Malagasy giant rat bringing 1.18 kilos (2.6 lbs) to the scale
- Sula rat with a weight of 131 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Bunker’s woodrat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Neotoma bunkeri:
- Epixerus ebii wilsoni bringing 422 grams to the scale
- Mountain giant Sunda rat bringing 419 grams to the scale
- Short-furred Atlantic tree-rat bringing 439 grams to the scale
- Unstriped ground squirrel bringing 317 grams to the scale
- Montane bamboo rat bringing 382 grams to the scale
- Tome’s spiny rat bringing 355 grams to the scale
- Maués marmoset bringing 443 grams to the scale
- Brown-eared woolly opossum bringing 351 grams to the scale
- Kinabalu squirrel bringing 324 grams to the scale
- White-headed marmoset bringing 342 grams to the scale