It is hard to guess what a Southern vole weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Southern vole (Microtus levis) on average weights 35 grams (0.08 lbs).
The Southern vole is from the family Cricetidae (genus: Microtus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 12.3 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.
The southern vole (Microtus levis) is a species of vole (rodent) in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Greece, Iran, Svalbard (accidentally introduced), North Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine and Norway. On Svalbard, they were first discovered in 1960 in the Grumantbyen area, and were thought to be the common vole until a genetic analysis correctly identified them in 1990.
Animals of the same family as a Southern vole
We found other animals of the Cricetidae family:
- Abrothrix lanosus with a weight of 27 grams
- Montane grass mouse with a size of 7.5 cm (0′ 3″)
- Bank vole with a weight of 20 grams
- Smith’s vole with a weight of 34 grams
- Grey red-backed vole with a weight of 36 grams
- Northern grass mouse with a weight of 44 grams
- Lesser Wilfred’s mouse with a weight of 22 grams
- Hylaeamys laticeps with a weight of 49 grams
- Kemp’s grass mouse with a weight of 26 grams
- European water vole with a weight of 120 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Southern vole
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Microtus levis:
- Tullberg’s soft-furred mouse bringing 37 grams to the scale
- Lesser great leaf-nosed bat bringing 33 grams to the scale
- Dragon tube-nosed fruit bat bringing 30 grams to the scale
- Spinifex hopping mouse bringing 32 grams to the scale
- Dusky fruit bat bringing 35 grams to the scale
- Mole-like rice tenrec bringing 34 grams to the scale
- Greater Egyptian gerbil bringing 42 grams to the scale
- Jalapan pine vole bringing 40 grams to the scale
- Common fat-tailed mouse opossum bringing 28 grams to the scale
- Musso’s fish-eating rat bringing 40 grams to the scale