It is hard to guess what a Nectomys rattus weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Nectomys rattus (Nectomys rattus) on average weights 248 grams (0.55 lbs).
The Nectomys rattus is from the family Cricetidae (genus: Nectomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 10.8 cm (0′ 5″).
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.
Nectomys rattus, the small-footed bristly mouse, Amazonian nectomys, Amazonian mouse, or common water rat is a species of rodent in the genus Nectomys of family Cricetidae. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela, where it lives in a variety of habitats including lowland tropical rainforest, cerrado and caatinga. It is mainly found in areas close to water. It was recognized as distinct only in 2000 and its limits with other Nectomys, including Nectomys apicalis and Nectomys squamipes, remain unclear.
Animals of the same family as a Nectomys rattus
We found other animals of the Cricetidae family:
- Hylaeamys megacephalus with a weight of 57 grams
- Handleyomys intectus with a weight of 60 grams
- Blyth’s vole with 1 babies per litter
- Abrothrix sanborni with a weight of 24 grams
- Caatinga vesper mouse with a weight of 39 grams
- Blackish grass mouse with a weight of 19 grams
- Strong-tailed Oldfield mouse with a weight of 77 grams
- North American brown lemming with a weight of 69 grams
- Taiwan vole with a weight of 46 grams
- Olive grass mouse with a weight of 24 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Nectomys rattus
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Nectomys rattus:
- White-tailed olalla rat bringing 274 grams to the scale
- Ihering’s Atlantic spiny rat bringing 221 grams to the scale
- Ontong Java flying fox bringing 232 grams to the scale
- Indochinese flying squirrel bringing 227 grams to the scale
- Mechow’s mole-rat bringing 272 grams to the scale
- White-toothed tuco-tuco bringing 244 grams to the scale
- Northern needle-clawed bushbaby bringing 278 grams to the scale
- Pseudocheirus schlegeli bringing 256 grams to the scale
- Lesser flying fox bringing 296 grams to the scale
- Montane monkey-faced bat bringing 290 grams to the scale