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:
- Dark bolo mouse with a weight of 40 grams
- Strong-tailed Oldfield mouse with a weight of 77 grams
- Bank vole with a weight of 20 grams
- Handleyomys intectus with a weight of 60 grams
- Kemp’s grass mouse with a weight of 26 grams
- Western red-backed vole with a weight of 18 grams
- Altiplano grass mouse with a weight of 20 grams
- Southern red-backed vole with a weight of 19 grams
- Southern vole with a weight of 35 grams
- Allegheny woodrat with a weight of 447 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Sooretamys
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Oryzomys angouya:
- Atlantic Forest climbing mouse bringing 100 grams to the scale
- Perote ground squirrel bringing 140 grams to the scale
- Western dwarf squirrel bringing 120 grams to the scale
- Gorongoza gerbil bringing 119 grams to the scale
- Osgood’s short-tailed opossum bringing 112 grams to the scale
- Black-tailed gerbil bringing 123 grams to the scale
- Phillips’s gerbil bringing 127 grams to the scale
- Pará spiny tree-rat bringing 108 grams to the scale
- Gambian epauletted fruit bat bringing 131 grams to the scale
- Miller’s mastiff bat bringing 98 grams to the scale