Animal Weight

How much does a Squirrel-toothed rat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Squirrel-toothed rat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Squirrel-toothed rat (Anisomys imitator) on average weights 511 grams (1.13 lbs).

The Squirrel-toothed rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Anisomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 26.4 cm (0′ 11″).

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 squirrel-toothed rat (Anisomys imitator), also known as the New Guinea giant rat, powerful-toothed rat, uneven-toothed rat, or narrow-toothed giant rat, is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Anisomys and is found in New Guinea.The species has been known to eat karuka nuts (Pandanus julianettii), and growers will put platforms or other obstacles on the trunks of the trees to keep the pests out.

Animals of the same family as a Squirrel-toothed rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Squirrel-toothed rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Anisomys imitator:

Animals with the same size as a Squirrel-toothed rat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Squirrel-toothed rat: