Animal Weight

How much does a Mentawai squirrel weight?

It is hard to guess what a Mentawai squirrel weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Mentawai squirrel (Callosciurus melanogaster) on average weights 296 grams (0.65 lbs).

The Mentawai squirrel is from the family Sciuridae (genus: Callosciurus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 21.3 cm (0′ 9″).

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 Mentawai squirrel (Callosciurus melanogaster) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae.It is one of 20 or so species endemic to the Mentawai Islands off the west coast of Sumatra. There are three subspecies: C. m. melanogaster, C. m. mentawi, and C. m. atratus. This small isolated population is listed as “Vulnerable” by the IUCN due to habitat loss.

Animals of the same family as a Mentawai squirrel

We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Mentawai squirrel

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Callosciurus melanogaster:

Animals with the same size as a Mentawai squirrel

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Mentawai squirrel: