Animal Weight

How much does a Oreoryzomys weight?

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

An adult Oreoryzomys (Oryzomys balneator) on average weights 60 grams (0.13 lbs).

The Oreoryzomys is from the family Muridae (genus: Oryzomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 1.62 meter (5′ 4″).

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.

Oreoryzomys balneator, also known as the Peruvian rice rat or Ecuadoran oryzomys, is a species of rodent in the tribe Oryzomyini of family Cricetidae. It is found in Ecuador and northern Peru in cloud forest at elevations from 1500 to 1800 m. It is the only species in the genus Oreoryzomys, which was included in Oryzomys until 2006. The genus name Oreoryzomys is a combination of ορος the Greek word for “mountain” with the old genus name Oryzomys and refers to the mountainous habitat of O. balneator. Recent research suggests that O. balneator is not closely related to Oryzomys, but instead is probably related to Microryzomys within a clade also including Neacomys and Oligoryzomys.The back is olive brown and the belly fur white or yellow, with a sharp separation. The ears are short. At the base of the claws on the hind feet are tufts of hair. The long tail is sometimes a little darker on the upper side than on the bottom.

Animals of the same family as a Oreoryzomys

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Oreoryzomys

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Oryzomys balneator: