Animal Weight

How much does a Long-tailed mouse weight?

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

An adult Long-tailed mouse (Pseudomys higginsi) on average weights 63 grams (0.14 lbs).

The Long-tailed mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Pseudomys). It is usually born with about 5 grams (0.01 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 12.8 cm (0′ 6″). On average, Long-tailed mouses can have babies 2 times per year with a litter size of 2.

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 long-tailed mouse (Pseudomys higginsi) is a native Australian mammal in the Order Rodentia and the Family Muridae. It is found only on the island of Tasmania. The long-tailed mouse is an omnivore that feeds on insects and a range of plants. It is found in forested areas, particularly in sub-alpine scree, and may live in burrows.The species reaches a weight of about 70 grams. It is distinguished from other species by its two-tone tail, which is white on the underside and dark above. The tail is 1.3 times longer than the head and body combined. It is stipulated that P.higginsi uses its tail for balance while leaping in habitat such as boulder screes.Fossils of this species have been found in Cloggs Cave, Buchan in eastern Victoria and were identified by palaeontologist Jeanette Hope. The date for the remains based on C-14 dating were between 12-20,000 years old.

Animals of the same family as a Long-tailed mouse

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Animals with the same weight as a Long-tailed mouse

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pseudomys higginsi:

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

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

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Long-tailed mouse: