Animal Weight

How much does a Plains pocket gopher weight?

It is hard to guess what a Plains pocket gopher weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius) on average weights 179 grams (0.39 lbs).

The Plains pocket gopher is from the family Geomyidae (genus: Geomys). It is usually born with about 5 grams (0.01 lbs). They can live for up to 7.17 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 16.8 cm (0′ 7″). On average, Plains pocket gophers can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 3.

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 Plains pocket gopher is 179 grams (0.39 lbs)

The plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius) is one of 35 species of pocket gophers, so named in reference to their externally located, fur-lined cheek pouches. They are burrowing animals, found in grasslands and agricultural land across the Great Plains of North America, from Manitoba to Texas. Pocket gophers are the most highly fossorial rodents found in North America.

Animals of the same family as a Plains pocket gopher

We found other animals of the Geomyidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Plains pocket gopher

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Geomys bursarius:

Animals with the same size as a Plains pocket gopher

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Plains pocket gopher:

Animals with the same litter size as a Plains pocket gopher

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Plains pocket gopher:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Plains pocket gopher

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Plains pocket gopher: