Animal Weight

How much does a Peters’s squirrel weight?

It is hard to guess what a Peters’s squirrel weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Peters’s squirrel (Sciurus oculatus) on average weights 650 grams (1.43 lbs).

The Peters’s squirrel is from the family Sciuridae (genus: Sciurus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 26.8 cm (0′ 11″).

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 average adult weight of a Peters's squirrel is 650 grams (1.43 lbs)

Peters’s squirrel (Sciurus oculatus) is a tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus endemic to Mexico. It was first described by the German naturalist and explorer Wilhelm Peters in 1863. Three subspecies are recognised. It is a common species, and the IUCN has rated its conservation status as being of “least concern”.

Animals of the same family as a Peters’s squirrel

We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Peters’s squirrel

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sciurus oculatus:

Animals with the same size as a Peters’s squirrel

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Peters’s squirrel: