Animal Weight

How much does a Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat (Melomys moncktoni) on average weights 80 grams (0.18 lbs).

The Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Melomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 14.2 cm (0′ 6″). Usually, Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rats have 2 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.

Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat (Paramelomys moncktoni, previously known as Melomys moncktoni) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found only in Papua New Guinea.The species lives in lowlands in the north-east and south-east portion of the country. It lives in tropical moist forests. It is found as high as 700 m.While much of the habitat where it lives is being damaged, it survives well in disturbed areas, and as a result is considered at low risk of extinction.

Animals of the same family as a Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Melomys moncktoni:

Animals with the same size as a Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat:

Animals with the same litter size as a Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat: