It is hard to guess what a Steppe field mouse weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Steppe field mouse (Apodemus hermonensis) on average weights 20 grams (0.04 lbs).
The Steppe field mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Apodemus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 10.3 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 steppe field mouse (Apodemus witherbyi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae found in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Israel, Turkey, Jordan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, and probably Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria. The Mount Hermon field mouse (sometimes recognized as a distinct species: A. hermonensis) and the yellow-breasted field mouse (sometimes recognized as a distinct species: A. fulvipectus) were considered conspecific with the steppe field mouse by Musser and Carleton (2005).
Animals of the same family as a Steppe field mouse
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Long-tailed mouse with a weight of 63 grams
- Kemp’s thicket rat with a weight of 75 grams
- Ranee mouse with a size of 7.5 cm (0′ 3″)
- Yellow-necked mouse with a weight of 31 grams
- Nayarit mouse with a weight of 40 grams
- Oecomys cleberi with a weight of 73 grams
- Handleyomys intectus with a weight of 60 grams
- Cozumel harvest mouse with a weight of 20 grams
- Bush vlei rat with a weight of 102 grams
- Cheesman’s gerbil with a weight of 28 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Steppe field mouse
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Apodemus hermonensis:
- Colombian forest mouse bringing 19 grams to the scale
- Brukkaros pygmy rock mouse bringing 20 grams to the scale
- Wrinkle-lipped free-tailed bat bringing 21 grams to the scale
- Ningbing false antechinus bringing 20 grams to the scale
- Northern bog lemming bringing 21 grams to the scale
- Aberdare mole shrew bringing 23 grams to the scale
- Western red-backed vole bringing 18 grams to the scale
- Oligoryzomys flavescens bringing 21 grams to the scale
- Northern red-backed vole bringing 19 grams to the scale
- Notiomys bringing 21 grams to the scale