Animal Weight

How much does a Knox Jones’s pocket gopher weight?

It is hard to guess what a Knox Jones’s pocket gopher weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Knox Jones’s pocket gopher (Geomys knoxjonesi) on average weights 172 grams (0.38 lbs).

The Knox Jones’s pocket gopher is from the family Geomyidae (genus: Geomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 15.4 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.

Knox Jones’s pocket gopher (Geomys knoxjonesi) is a species of pocket gopher found in Texas and New Mexico. This species is named for Dr. J. Knox Jones, Jr. (1929–1992), a prolific mammalogist at Texas Tech University.It is a relatively small gopher, with a total length of about 24 cm (9.4 in), including an 8 cm (3.1 in) tail, and weighing from 160 to 185 g (5.6 to 6.5 oz). Males are slightly larger than females. It has a typical gopher-like body, with large, clawed, forelimbs, small eyes and ears, and a fur-lined cheek pouches. The fur is buff-brown fur and fades to white on the belly and feet. It is visually indistinguishable from the plains pocket gopher, and was formerly considered to be a subspecies of that animal, before being raised to full species status in 1989 on the basis of genetic differences.Knox Jones’s pocket gopher is found in the central western regions of Texas, roughly between the counties of Ward, Martin, and Cochran, and in southeastern New Mexico as far as Chaves County. Within this region, it inhabits areas with deep sandy soils, rather than the harder loamy soils favoured by the plains pocket gopher, and feeds on the roots and stems of plants such as yucca, sunflowers, and various grasses.The gopher is territorial and solitary, except during the October to April breeding season. Gestation lasts about 23 days, and the young are weaned after three to four weeks.

Animals of the same family as a Knox Jones’s pocket gopher

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Animals with the same weight as a Knox Jones’s pocket gopher

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Animals with the same size as a Knox Jones’s pocket gopher

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