It is hard to guess what a Ungava collared lemming weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Ungava collared lemming (Dicrostonyx hudsonius) on average weights 57 grams (0.13 lbs).
The Ungava collared lemming is from the family Muridae (genus: Dicrostonyx). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 11.7 cm (0′ 5″). On average, Ungava collared lemmings can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 3.
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 Ungava collared lemming or Labrador collared lemming (Dicrostonyx hudsonius) is a small North American lemming.This species has a short, chunky body covered with brownish-grey fur, with a thin dark stripe along the back and a yellow line along its sides. It has small ears, short legs and a very short tail, and a reddish collar across its chest and a reddish patch behind its ears. In winter, it is covered with white fur, and develops enlarged digging claws on its front feet. They average 14 cm long with a 1.5 cm tail, and weigh about 60 g.These animals are found in the tundra of northern Quebec and Labrador. They feed on grasses, sedges and other green vegetation in summer, and twigs of willow, aspen, and birches in winter. Predators include snowy owls, mustelids, and Arctic foxes.Females have two or three litters of four to eight young in a year. The young are born in a nest in a burrow or concealed in vegetation.They are active year-round, day and night. They make runways through the surface vegetation and also dig burrows above the permafrost. They burrow under the snow in winter. Lemming populations go through a three- or four-year cycle of boom and bust. When their population peaks, lemmings disperse from overcrowded areas.Remains of these animals dating back to the end of the last ice age have been discovered in the Ottawa valley, far south of their current range.
Animals of the same family as a Ungava collared lemming
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Beach vole with a size of 12.7 cm (0′ 5″)
- Pouched gerbil with a weight of 10 grams
- Bunker’s woodrat with a weight of 375 grams
- Seram long-tailed mosaic-tailed rat with a size of 14.7 cm (0′ 6″)
- Saunder’s vlei rat with a weight of 34 grams
- Cabrera’s vole with a weight of 52 grams
- Hispid cotton rat with a weight of 111 grams
- Zacatecan deer mouse with a weight of 27 grams
- Père David’s vole with a weight of 19 grams
- Siberian zokor with a weight of 225 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Ungava collared lemming
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Dicrostonyx hudsonius:
- South African pouched mouse bringing 50 grams to the scale
- Prince Demidoff’s bushbaby bringing 66 grams to the scale
- Gracile tateril bringing 49 grams to the scale
- Woosnam’s broad-headed mouse bringing 54 grams to the scale
- Insular vole bringing 66 grams to the scale
- Yellow-bellied climbing mouse bringing 59 grams to the scale
- Temminck’s striped mouse bringing 60 grams to the scale
- Southern marsupial mole bringing 56 grams to the scale
- Griselda’s striped grass mouse bringing 55 grams to the scale
- Alexander’s bush squirrel bringing 50 grams to the scale
Animals with the same litter size as a Ungava collared lemming
Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Ungava collared lemming: