It is hard to guess what a Verreaux’s mouse weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Verreaux’s mouse (Myomyscus verreauxii) on average weights 41 grams (0.09 lbs).
The Verreaux’s mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Myomyscus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 10.9 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.
Verreaux’s mouse or Verreaux’s white-footed rat (Myomyscus verreauxii) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found only in South Africa.Its natural habitats are temperate forests and Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation.
Animals of the same family as a Verreaux’s mouse
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Pearson’s chaco mouse with a weight of 25 grams
- Red hocicudo with a weight of 82 grams
- Oligoryzomys flavescens with a weight of 21 grams
- Nelson’s woodrat with a weight of 198 grams
- Greater Egyptian gerbil with a weight of 42 grams
- Hairy-footed gerbil with a weight of 25 grams
- Fawn hopping mouse with a weight of 34 grams
- Southwestern water vole with a weight of 220 grams
- Sody’s tree rat with 4 babies per litter
- Central rock rat with a weight of 100 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Verreaux’s mouse
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Myomyscus verreauxii:
- Namib brush-tailed gerbil bringing 38 grams to the scale
- Cape elephant shrew bringing 49 grams to the scale
- Cairo spiny mouse bringing 41 grams to the scale
- Mountain mosaic-tailed rat bringing 47 grams to the scale
- San José Island kangaroo rat bringing 38 grams to the scale
- Oyapock’s fish-eating rat bringing 47 grams to the scale
- White-winged vampire bat bringing 36 grams to the scale
- Mountain tube-nosed fruit bat bringing 43 grams to the scale
- Dusky slender opossum bringing 46 grams to the scale
- Roraima mouse bringing 33 grams to the scale