Animal Weight

How much does a Short-tailed hopping mouse weight?

It is hard to guess what a Short-tailed hopping mouse weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Short-tailed hopping mouse (Notomys amplus) on average weights 89 grams (0.2 lbs).

The Short-tailed hopping mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Notomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 14.5 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 short-tailed hopping mouse (Notomys amplus) is an extinct species of mouse from open stony (gibber) plains with desert grasses, low shrubs and sand ridges in the area around Charlotte Waters, near Alice Springs in Central Australia. It weighed 80 grams. The last record is from June 1896. Only two complete specimens were collected, probably from Aborigines. It was among the largest of all Australian hopping mice recorded in Australia; it was twice as heavy as any living species of hopping mice, although fossils suggest the extinct great hopping mouse may have been a similar size. The short-tailed hopping mouse was predominantly brown in colour, its tail probably being as long as its body. This species’ decline was due to a number of factors, some of which were being hunted by predators such as foxes, cats and habitat alterations.

Animals of the same family as a Short-tailed hopping mouse

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Animals with the same weight as a Short-tailed hopping mouse

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Notomys amplus:

Animals with the same size as a Short-tailed hopping mouse

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Short-tailed hopping mouse: