It is hard to guess what a Gerbil leaf-eared mouse weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Gerbil leaf-eared mouse (Paralomys gerbillus) on average weights 17 grams (0.04 lbs).
The Gerbil leaf-eared mouse is from the family Cricetidae (genus: Paralomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 18 cm (0′ 8″).
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 gerbil leaf-eared mouse (Phyllotis gerbillus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.It is found only in Peru.It has been discovered that P. amicus and P. gerbillius are closely related as sister species. However, P. gerbilllius belongs to the clade Phyllotis, which contains amicus, andium, and gerbellius while wolffsohni belongs to Tapecomys. Measurements of 35 P. gerbillus adults were as follows; total length of 83.2 ± 0.72 (77-96 in ); tail 78.1 ± 1.13 (62-90 in); greatest length of skull, 23.44 ± 0.09 (22.2 – 24.5 in); zygomatic breadth, 12.32 ± 0.04 (11.7 -13.0 in) and weight, 17.37 ± 0.50 (14-25). This data excluded pregnant females.
Animals of the same family as a Gerbil leaf-eared mouse
We found other animals of the Cricetidae family:
- Strong-tailed Oldfield mouse with a weight of 77 grams
- Nectomys rattus with a weight of 248 grams
- Northwestern deer mouse with a weight of 28 grams
- Handleyomys intectus with a weight of 60 grams
- Spotted bolo mouse with a weight of 37 grams
- European water vole with a weight of 120 grams
- Lesser Wilfred’s mouse with a weight of 22 grams
- Kemp’s grass mouse with a weight of 26 grams
- Caatinga vesper mouse with a weight of 39 grams
- Handleyomys fuscatus with a weight of 49 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Gerbil leaf-eared mouse
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Paralomys gerbillus:
- Ningbing false antechinus bringing 20 grams to the scale
- Western red-backed vole bringing 18 grams to the scale
- Bidentate yellow-shouldered bat bringing 18 grams to the scale
- Cozumel harvest mouse bringing 20 grams to the scale
- Pond bat bringing 15 grams to the scale
- Brown flower bat bringing 16 grams to the scale
- Neacomys tenuipes bringing 19 grams to the scale
- Ruwenzori shrew bringing 18 grams to the scale
- Great bent-winged bat bringing 15 grams to the scale
- Ethiopian striped mouse bringing 18 grams to the scale