It is hard to guess what a Sula rat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Sula rat (Rattus elaphinus) on average weights 131 grams (0.29 lbs).
The Sula rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Rattus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 19 cm (0′ 8″).
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 Sula rat (Rattus elaphinus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found only in Indonesia, on Taliabu and Mangole islands in the Sula Archipelago. On Sanana island, only the introduced Rattus tanezumi and Rattus exulans are found.
Animals of the same family as a Sula rat
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Hairy-tailed bolo mouse with a weight of 39 grams
- Lesser hamster-rat with a weight of 75 grams
- Ilin Island cloudrunner with a size of 25.3 cm (0′ 10″)
- Rakali with a weight of 626 grams
- Round-tailed muskrat with a weight of 265 grams
- Slender rat with a weight of 109 grams
- Big-headed African mole-rat with a weight of 622 grams
- Yellow-haired hill rat with a weight of 111 grams
- Snow-footed Oldfield mouse with a weight of 54 grams
- Mearns’s pouched mouse with a weight of 64 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Sula rat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Rattus elaphinus:
- Alston’s mouse opossum bringing 132 grams to the scale
- Large-scaled mosaic-tailed rat bringing 117 grams to the scale
- Perote ground squirrel bringing 140 grams to the scale
- Southern pocket gopher bringing 126 grams to the scale
- Malayan field rat bringing 119 grams to the scale
- Southern three-striped opossum bringing 112 grams to the scale
- Guianan spear-nosed bat bringing 134 grams to the scale
- Horsfield’s tarsier bringing 114 grams to the scale
- Ruwenzori otter shrew bringing 112 grams to the scale
- Western nesomys bringing 155 grams to the scale