Animal Weight

How much does a Sooretamys weight?

It is hard to guess what a Sooretamys weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Sooretamys (Oryzomys angouya) on average weights 120 grams (0.26 lbs).

The Sooretamys is from the family Cricetidae (genus: Oryzomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 55 cm (1′ 10″).

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.

Sooretamys angouya, also known as the rat-headed rice rat, and Paraguayan rice rat, is a rodent species from South America. It is found in northeastern Argentina, southern Brazil and Paraguay in forested areas within the Atlantic Forest and cerrado. Since 2006, it has been classified as the only species in the genus Sooretamys; previously, it was included in the genus Oryzomys. Its taxonomic history has been complex, with the names Oryzomys angouya, Oryzomys buccinatus, and Oryzomys ratticeps in use for various parts of the species at different times. Some variation in its karyotype has been reported, with 2n = 80 to 82 and FN = 88 to 90.

Animals of the same family as a Sooretamys

We found other animals of the Cricetidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Sooretamys

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Oryzomys angouya: