Animal Weight

How much does a Grassland mosaic-tailed rat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Grassland mosaic-tailed rat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Grassland mosaic-tailed rat (Melomys burtoni) on average weights 71 grams (0.16 lbs).

The Grassland mosaic-tailed rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Melomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 10.8 cm (0′ 5″). Usually, Grassland mosaic-tailed 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 grassland mosaic-tailed rat, or grassland melomys (Melomys burtoni), is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Australia and Papua New Guinea. In Australia it is found along the northern coast from Kimberley to New South Wales. In the Top End it is often found in pandanus (P. spiralis). Kunwinjku of western Arnhem Land call this animal Mulbu.

Animals of the same family as a Grassland mosaic-tailed rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Grassland mosaic-tailed rat

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

Animals with the same size as a Grassland mosaic-tailed rat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Grassland mosaic-tailed rat:

Animals with the same litter size as a Grassland mosaic-tailed rat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Grassland mosaic-tailed rat: