Animal Weight

How much does a Pousargues African fat mouse weight?

It is hard to guess what a Pousargues African fat mouse weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Pousargues African fat mouse (Steatomys opimus) on average weights 40 grams (0.09 lbs).

The Pousargues African fat mouse is from the family Nesomyidae (genus: Steatomys). It is usually born with about 1 grams (0 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 11.6 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.

Pousargues’s African fat mouse (Steatomys opimus) is an extant species of rodent indigenous to the Central African Republic, Cameroon, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Given the distribution of the species throughout central Africa, the probability of a ‘large population’, and the security of its habitat, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recognises S. opimus as stable. Although the species is comparable in size to S. bocagei, the former exhibits an extra, abdominal pair of teats. In comparison to S. pratensis, S. opimus is significantly larger, while further comparison is necessary with S. jacksoni.

Animals of the same family as a Pousargues African fat mouse

We found other animals of the Nesomyidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Pousargues African fat mouse

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Steatomys opimus:

Animals with the same size as a Pousargues African fat mouse

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Pousargues African fat mouse: