Animal Weight

How much does a Talazac’s shrew tenrec weight?

It is hard to guess what a Talazac’s shrew tenrec weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Talazac’s shrew tenrec (Microgale talazaci) on average weights 45 grams (0.1 lbs).

The Talazac’s shrew tenrec is from the family Tenrecidae (genus: Microgale). It is usually born with about 3 grams (0.01 lbs). They can live for up to 5.83 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 15 cm (0′ 6″). Usually, Talazac’s shrew tenrecs have 2 babies per litter.

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 average adult weight of a Talazac's shrew tenrec is 45 grams (0.1 lbs)

Talazac’s shrew tenrec (Nesogale talazaci) is a species of mammal in the family Tenrecidae. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It is threatened by habitat loss. On the basis of molecular data indicating that it and Dobson’s shrew tenrec form a sister group to the rest of Microgale, these two species were transferred from Microgale to Nesogale in 2016.

Animals of the same family as a Talazac’s shrew tenrec

We found other animals of the Tenrecidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Talazac’s shrew tenrec

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Microgale talazaci:

Animals with the same size as a Talazac’s shrew tenrec

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Talazac’s shrew tenrec:

Animals with the same litter size as a Talazac’s shrew tenrec

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Talazac’s shrew tenrec:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Talazac’s shrew tenrec

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Talazac’s shrew tenrec: