Animal Weight

How much does a San Quintin kangaroo rat weight?

It is hard to guess what a San Quintin kangaroo rat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult San Quintin kangaroo rat (Dipodomys gravipes) on average weights 84 grams (0.19 lbs).

The San Quintin kangaroo rat is from the family Heteromyidae (genus: Dipodomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 12.9 cm (0′ 6″).

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 San Quintin kangaroo rat (Dipodomys gravipes) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae. It is endemic to Mexico, where it is known only from western Baja California. Its natural habitat is arid lowlands with sparse vegetation.The first description of this species was made in 1925 by Laurence M. Huey (1892–1963), an American zoologist. At that time, two large colonies of this kangaroo rat were known, but since then, the area they occupied has been converted to farmland. Until 2017, no specimens had been found since 1986 and the IUCN listed the species as “critically endangered” and possibly extinct. However, in 2017, the species was rediscovered in the Valle Tranquilo Nature Preserve by researchers from the San Diego Natural History Museum; these findings were detailed in a report published in 2018.

Animals of the same family as a San Quintin kangaroo rat

We found other animals of the Heteromyidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a San Quintin kangaroo rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Dipodomys gravipes:

Animals with the same size as a San Quintin kangaroo rat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as San Quintin kangaroo rat: