Animal Weight

How much does a Variable pocket gopher weight?

It is hard to guess what a Variable pocket gopher weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Variable pocket gopher (Orthogeomys heterodus) on average weights 615 grams (1.36 lbs).

The Variable pocket gopher is from the family Geomyidae (genus: Orthogeomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 14.5 cm (0′ 6″).

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 variable pocket gopher (Orthogeomys heterodus) is a species of rodent in the family Geomyidae. It is endemic to Costa Rica, usually being found in grasslands and tropical forests at higher altitudes, up to 8,000 feet. It is threatened by habitat loss, but are sometimes kept as pets in the United States and elsewhere.The gopher typically has soft and dense fur colored blackish on the posterior and pale on the anterior. Its dentition features a longitudinal groove on outer face of each upper incisor. Large specimens range in length from 12 to 19 inches in length and weigh 16 to 35 ounces.

Animals of the same family as a Variable pocket gopher

We found other animals of the Geomyidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Variable pocket gopher

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Orthogeomys heterodus: