It is hard to guess what a Hylaeamys laticeps weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Hylaeamys laticeps (Oryzomys laticeps) on average weights 49 grams (0.11 lbs).
The Hylaeamys laticeps is from the family Cricetidae (genus: Oryzomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 15.6 cm (0′ 7″).
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.
Hylaeamys laticeps, also known as the Atlantic Forest oryzomys or the large-headed rice rat, is a species of rodent in the genus Hylaeamys of family Cricetidae.The rodent is endemic to the Atlantic Forest region of southeastern Brazil.The taxonomic history of Hylaeamys laticeps has been complex, and the name laticeps has been used for various members of the genera Cerradomys, Euryoryzomys, Transandinomys and Hylaeamys at different times. Until 2006, it was classified in the genus Oryzomys as Oryzomys laticeps. The species Oryzomys seuanezi is now a junior synonym of H. laticeps.
Animals of the same family as a Hylaeamys laticeps
We found other animals of the Cricetidae family:
- European water vole with a weight of 120 grams
- Buenos Aires leaf-eared mouse with a weight of 42 grams
- Blyth’s vole with 1 babies per litter
- Northwestern deer mouse with a weight of 28 grams
- Spotted bolo mouse with a weight of 37 grams
- Bank vole with a weight of 20 grams
- Handleyomys fuscatus with a weight of 49 grams
- Córdoba vesper mouse with a weight of 49 grams
- Brucepattersonius iheringi with a weight of 43 grams
- Montane grass mouse with a size of 7.5 cm (0′ 3″)
Animals with the same weight as a Hylaeamys laticeps
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Oryzomys laticeps:
- Ammodile bringing 50 grams to the scale
- Snow-footed Oldfield mouse bringing 54 grams to the scale
- Star-nosed mole bringing 48 grams to the scale
- Umboi tube-nosed fruit bat bringing 41 grams to the scale
- East African little collared fruit bat bringing 53 grams to the scale
- Hildegarde’s broad-headed mouse bringing 55 grams to the scale
- Moss-forest rat bringing 45 grams to the scale
- Aratathomas’s yellow-shouldered bat bringing 49 grams to the scale
- Northern collared lemming bringing 46 grams to the scale
- Townsend’s vole bringing 52 grams to the scale