It is hard to guess what a Golden-backed tree-rat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Golden-backed tree-rat (Mesembriomys macrurus) on average weights 294 grams (0.65 lbs).
The Golden-backed tree-rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Mesembriomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 30.1 cm (1′ 0″). Usually, Golden-backed tree-rats have 2 babies per litter.
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 golden-backed tree rat (Mesembriomys macrurus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found only in Australia.
Animals of the same family as a Golden-backed tree-rat
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Bushveld gerbil with a weight of 73 grams
- Little wood mouse with a weight of 14 grams
- Malayan field rat with a weight of 119 grams
- Tatra pine vole with 2 babies per litter
- Isarog shrew-rat with a weight of 122 grams
- Gould’s mouse with a weight of 49 grams
- Pearson’s chaco mouse with a weight of 25 grams
- Shaw’s jird with a weight of 90 grams
- Long-tailed vole with a weight of 44 grams
- White-bellied rat with a weight of 100 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Golden-backed tree-rat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Mesembriomys macrurus:
- Guyenne spiny rat bringing 285 grams to the scale
- Richmond’s squirrel bringing 237 grams to the scale
- Chinese zokor bringing 256 grams to the scale
- Long-eared hedgehog bringing 332 grams to the scale
- Common marmoset bringing 291 grams to the scale
- Chinese zokor bringing 257 grams to the scale
- Yellow-bellied weasel bringing 264 grams to the scale
- Samoa flying fox bringing 309 grams to the scale
- Zanj sun squirrel bringing 347 grams to the scale
- Stoat bringing 284 grams to the scale
Animals with the same litter size as a Golden-backed tree-rat
Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Golden-backed tree-rat: