It is hard to guess what a Neuquén grass mouse weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Neuquén grass mouse (Akodon neocenus) on average weights 42 grams (0.09 lbs).
The Neuquén grass mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Akodon). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 3.7 cm (0′ 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 Neuquén grass mouse (Akodon neocenus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.It is found only in Argentina. As of 2017, the IUCN synonymizes it with Akodon dolores.
Animals of the same family as a Neuquén grass mouse
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Ash-grey mouse with a weight of 30 grams
- North African gerbil with a weight of 27 grams
- Oyapock’s fish-eating rat with a weight of 47 grams
- Ivory Coast rat with a weight of 52 grams
- Squirrel-toothed rat with a weight of 511 grams
- Fawn-colored mouse with 4 babies per litter
- Black rat with a weight of 142 grams
- Nectomys squamipes with a weight of 185 grams
- Central pebble-mound mouse with a weight of 12 grams
- Peruvian fish-eating rat with a weight of 40 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Neuquén grass mouse
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Akodon neocenus:
- Kelaart’s long-clawed shrew bringing 36 grams to the scale
- Wagner’s bonneted bat bringing 36 grams to the scale
- Mole-like rice tenrec bringing 39 grams to the scale
- Grayish mouse opossum bringing 48 grams to the scale
- Molossops abrasus bringing 35 grams to the scale
- Large Japanese field mouse bringing 43 grams to the scale
- Salvin’s spiny pocket mouse bringing 42 grams to the scale
- Hylaeamys oniscus bringing 49 grams to the scale
- Eastern tube-nosed bat bringing 48 grams to the scale
- Mexican mouse opossum bringing 49 grams to the scale