It is hard to guess what a Hopi chipmunk weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Hopi chipmunk (Tamias rufus) on average weights 53 grams (0.12 lbs).
The Hopi chipmunk is from the family Sciuridae (genus: Tamias). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 12.4 cm (0′ 5″). Normally, Hopi chipmunks can have babies 1 times a year.
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 Hopi chipmunk, Neotamias rufus, is a small chipmunk found in Colorado, Utah and Arizona in the southwestern United States. It was previously grouped with the Colorado chipmunk, T. quadrivittatus. This species is listed as “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List as it is common, widespread, and without any major threats. It was last evaluated in 2016.
Animals of the same family as a Hopi chipmunk
We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:
- Spermophilus relictus with a weight of 600 grams
- Travancore flying squirrel with a weight of 794 grams
- Mutable sun squirrel with a weight of 390 grams
- Epixerus with a weight of 559 grams
- Long-eared chipmunk with a weight of 83 grams
- Deppe’s squirrel with a weight of 250 grams
- Groundhog bringing 3.88 kilos (8.55 lbs) to the scale
- Swynnerton’s bush squirrel with a weight of 675 grams
- Japanese squirrel with a weight of 264 grams
- Complex-toothed flying squirrel with 1 babies per litter
Animals with the same weight as a Hopi chipmunk
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Tamias rufus:
- Puebla deer mouse bringing 59 grams to the scale
- Oreoryzomys bringing 60 grams to the scale
- Issel’s groove-toothed swamp rat bringing 60 grams to the scale
- Painted big-eared mouse bringing 51 grams to the scale
- Large fruit-eating bat bringing 61 grams to the scale
- Gaumer’s spiny pocket mouse bringing 63 grams to the scale
- Black-tailed mosaic-tailed rat bringing 60 grams to the scale
- Siberian brown lemming bringing 58 grams to the scale
- Stuhlmann’s golden mole bringing 56 grams to the scale
- Coast mole bringing 61 grams to the scale