It is hard to guess what a Sooretamys weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Sooretamys (Oryzomys buccinatus) on average weights 100 grams (0.22 lbs).
The Sooretamys is from the family Muridae (genus: Oryzomys). 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.
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 Muridae family:
- Holochilus chacarius with a weight of 204 grams
- Mindanao lowland forest mouse with a weight of 31 grams
- Gregarious short-tailed rat with a weight of 92 grams
- South African pouched mouse with a weight of 50 grams
- Mongolian gerbil with a weight of 57 grams
- Emperor rat bringing 1 kilos (2.2 lbs) to the scale
- Banana climbing mouse with 2 babies per litter
- Indian desert jird with a weight of 71 grams
- Peruvian fish-eating rat with a weight of 40 grams
- Lesser ranee mouse with a size of 6.5 cm (0′ 3″)
Animals with the same weight as a Sooretamys
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Oryzomys buccinatus:
- Central rock rat bringing 100 grams to the scale
- Candango mouse bringing 97 grams to the scale
- Red rock rat bringing 81 grams to the scale
- Japanese mole bringing 82 grams to the scale
- Franquet’s epauletted fruit bat bringing 119 grams to the scale
- Mazama pocket gopher bringing 93 grams to the scale
- Peterson’s chinchilla mouse bringing 83 grams to the scale
- Tiny tuco-tuco bringing 92 grams to the scale
- Garden dormouse bringing 115 grams to the scale
- Highland streaked tenrec bringing 102 grams to the scale