It is hard to guess what a Large-toothed shrew weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Large-toothed shrew (Sorex macrodon) on average weights 8 grams (0.02 lbs).
The Large-toothed shrew is from the family Soricidae (genus: Sorex). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 5.1 cm (0′ 3″).
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 large-toothed shrew or Mexican large-toothed shrew (Sorex macrodon) is one of 77 species within the genus Sorex. Registered on the IUCN Red List as vulnerable with a decreasing population, the Mexican large-toothed shrew has been recorded only 14 times in seven locations. The shrew is a member of the red-toothed shrew subfamily Soricinae, and the more taxonomically defined tribe Soricini. Members of the latter category exhibit long tails relative to body size.
Animals of the same family as a Large-toothed shrew
We found other animals of the Soricidae family:
- Savanna swamp shrew with a weight of 19 grams
- Large-eared gray shrew with a weight of 5 grams
- Negros shrew with a weight of 11 grams
- Transcaucasian water shrew with a size of 8.6 cm (0′ 4″)
- Ornate shrew with a weight of 5 grams
- Cinereus shrew with a weight of 4 grams
- Southern short-tailed shrew with a weight of 11 grams
- Remy’s pygmy shrew with a weight of 4 grams
- Ruwenzori shrew with a weight of 18 grams
- Long-tailed musk shrew with a weight of 5 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Large-toothed shrew
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sorex macrodon:
- Kenyan wattled bat bringing 7 grams to the scale
- Lesser gray-brown musk shrew bringing 7 grams to the scale
- Canarian shrew bringing 7 grams to the scale
- Sclater’s shrew bringing 7 grams to the scale
- Large-eared pied bat bringing 8 grams to the scale
- Antillean ghost-faced bat bringing 8 grams to the scale
- Plains pocket mouse bringing 9 grams to the scale
- Bicolored roundleaf bat bringing 8 grams to the scale
- Brown long-eared bat bringing 8 grams to the scale
- Northern little yellow-eared bat bringing 7 grams to the scale