It is hard to guess what a Manus Island mosaic-tailed rat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Manus Island mosaic-tailed rat (Melomys matambuai) on average weights 144 grams (0.32 lbs).
The Manus Island mosaic-tailed rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Melomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 91.8 cm (3′ 1″).
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 Manus Island mosaic-tailed rat or Manus melomys (Melomys matambuai) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is endemic to the island of Manus in Papua New Guinea where it occurs in forest habitats and is largely arboreal.The International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed its conservation status as being “endangered” because the natural forest on the island is progressively being cleared and the total area of occurrence of this species is less than 1,800 km2 (690 sq mi).
Animals of the same family as a Manus Island mosaic-tailed rat
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Nectomys rattus with a weight of 249 grams
- Fawn-colored mouse with 4 babies per litter
- Peromyscus maniculatus with a weight of 19 grams
- Djoongari with a weight of 39 grams
- Scolomys ucayalensis with a weight of 26 grams
- Roraima mouse with a weight of 33 grams
- Brucepattersonius iheringi with a weight of 43 grams
- Holochilus brasiliensis with a weight of 155 grams
- Luzon hairy-tailed rat with a weight of 170 grams
- Bushy-tailed hairy-footed gerbil with a weight of 35 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Manus Island mosaic-tailed rat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Melomys matambuai:
- Long-footed treeshrew bringing 168 grams to the scale
- Mountain spiny rat bringing 159 grams to the scale
- Western dwarf squirrel bringing 120 grams to the scale
- Dwarf flying fox bringing 122 grams to the scale
- Savanna gerbil bringing 121 grams to the scale
- Thomas’s bushbaby bringing 117 grams to the scale
- Littledale’s whistling rat bringing 126 grams to the scale
- Zanzibar bushbaby bringing 147 grams to the scale
- Yellow-nosed cotton rat bringing 122 grams to the scale
- Malayan field rat bringing 119 grams to the scale