Animal Weight

How much does a Merriam’s pocket gopher weight?

It is hard to guess what a Merriam’s pocket gopher weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Merriam’s pocket gopher (Cratogeomys merriami) on average weights 419 grams (0.92 lbs).

The Merriam’s pocket gopher is from the family Geomyidae (genus: Cratogeomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 19.2 cm (0′ 8″). Usually, Merriam’s pocket gophers have 1 babies per litter.

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 Merriam's pocket gopher is 419 grams (0.92 lbs)

Merriam’s pocket gopher (Cratogeomys merriami) is a species of rodent in the family Geomyidae. It is endemic to Mexico, where it is found in the area of the Valley of Mexico and the Valley of Toluca at elevations from 1800 to 4000 m. Its favored habitats are the Zacatonal grassland and temperate pine-oak woodlands, as well as farmland and rangeland. Its karyotype has 2n = 36 and FN = 68.Until 2005, what are now considered the separate species C. fulvescens and C. perotensis were included within this taxon. They were split off due to clear molecular, chromosomal and morphological differences. All three species are part of the C. castanops species group.The species is named after American mammalogist Clinton Hart Merriam.Although its distribution is patchy, it is not thought to be threatened.

Animals of the same family as a Merriam’s pocket gopher

We found other animals of the Geomyidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Merriam’s pocket gopher

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cratogeomys merriami:

Animals with the same litter size as a Merriam’s pocket gopher

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Merriam’s pocket gopher: