It is hard to guess what a Gerbil leaf-eared mouse weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Gerbil leaf-eared mouse (Phyllotis gerbillus) on average weights 17 grams (0.04 lbs).
The Gerbil leaf-eared mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Phyllotis). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 10.5 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.
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 Muridae family:
- Rothschild’s woolly rat bringing 1.16 kilos (2.56 lbs) to the scale
- Least groove-toothed swamp rat with a weight of 50 grams
- Tweedy’s crab-eating rat with a weight of 119 grams
- Muskrat with a weight of 992 grams
- Nephelomys keaysi with a weight of 58 grams
- Akodon aerosus with a weight of 60 grams
- Dusky-footed woodrat with a weight of 219 grams
- Blue-gray mouse with a size of 8.8 cm (0′ 4″)
- Natal multimammate mouse with a weight of 49 grams
- San Lorenzo mouse with 2 babies per litter
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 Phyllotis gerbillus:
- Schultz’s round-eared bat bringing 17 grams to the scale
- Velvety fruit-eating bat bringing 16 grams to the scale
- Cozumel harvest mouse bringing 20 grams to the scale
- Oldfield mouse bringing 14 grams to the scale
- Roberts’s flat-headed bat bringing 14 grams to the scale
- Malagasy slit-faced bat bringing 17 grams to the scale
- Aceramarca gracile opossum bringing 20 grams to the scale
- Peruvian vesper mouse bringing 20 grams to the scale
- Desert pocket mouse bringing 15 grams to the scale
- Northern short-tailed shrew bringing 18 grams to the scale