Animal Weight

How much does a Mexican woodrat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Mexican woodrat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Mexican woodrat (Neotoma mexicana) on average weights 203 grams (0.45 lbs).

The Mexican woodrat is from the family Muridae (genus: Neotoma). It is usually born with about 10 grams (0.02 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 18.4 cm (0′ 8″). On average, Mexican woodrats 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 Mexican woodrat (Neotoma mexicana) is a medium-sized rat occurring in the United States from Utah and Colorado south through New Mexico and parts of Arizona and Trans-Pecos Texas. Its range continues south in the highlands to Honduras. Although occurring at lower elevations during the Pleistocene, it generally is limited now to highlands supporting open coniferous forests or woodlands. In a few places, it occurs in lower country where lava or boulder fields occur; presumably the presence of spaces extending far below the surface enables survival. Like most members of the genus living in rocky areas, dens tend to take advantage of crevices, rock shelters, and caves; stick nests are relatively rare.The type locality is near Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. Some 26 species names have been applied to populations of the Mexican woodrat and are now considered synonyms.The animal averages a bit over 300 mm in total length and weighs 140 to 185 g. Their diets tend to be generalist, with a wide variety of berries, vegetation, nuts, acorns, and fungi, though foliage seems to make up the major food class.

Animals of the same family as a Mexican woodrat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Mexican woodrat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Neotoma mexicana:

Animals with the same size as a Mexican woodrat

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Mexican woodrat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Mexican woodrat: