Animal Weight

How much does a Long-tailed hopping mouse weight?

It is hard to guess what a Long-tailed hopping mouse weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Long-tailed hopping mouse (Notomys longicaudatus) on average weights 100 grams (0.22 lbs).

The Long-tailed hopping mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Notomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 13.8 cm (0′ 6″).

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 average adult weight of a Long-tailed hopping mouse is 100 grams (0.22 lbs)

The long-tailed hopping mouse (Notomys longicaudatus) is an extinct species of rodent in the family Muridae. It was found only in Australia. It is known from a handful of specimens, the last of which was collected in 1901 or possibly 1902. It is presumed to have become extinct within a few decades from then – possibly several decades in view of a skull fragment found in an owl pellet in 1977. The cause of extinction is unknown, but may be a variety of factors including predation and habitat alteration. Little is known of its biology other than that it dug burrows in stiff clay soils. It was less a pest to humans than other hopping mice, although it would eat raisins. The mouse was mainly gray in colour with small pink ears and big eyes with a long hairy pink tail about two inches longer than its own body. It was first described by John Gould on the basis of specimens sent to him from Australia.

Animals of the same family as a Long-tailed hopping mouse

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Animals with the same weight as a Long-tailed hopping mouse

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Notomys longicaudatus:

Animals with the same size as a Long-tailed hopping mouse

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