It is hard to guess what a Western nesomys weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Western nesomys (Nesomys lambertoni) on average weights 155 grams (0.34 lbs).
The Western nesomys is from the family Nesomyidae (genus: Nesomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 12.2 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.
The western nesomys (Nesomys lambertoni), also known as the lowland red forest rat, is a species of rat endemic to Madagascar.
Animals of the same family as a Western nesomys
We found other animals of the Nesomyidae family:
- Lovat’s climbing mouse with a weight of 12 grams
- Malagasy mountain mouse with a weight of 25 grams
- Betsileo short-tailed rat with a weight of 93 grams
- Gray climbing mouse with a weight of 9 grams
- Petter’s tufted-tailed rat with a weight of 75 grams
- Brants’s climbing mouse with a weight of 10 grams
- White-bellied nesomys with a weight of 214 grams
- Hairy-tailed antsangy with a weight of 219 grams
- Pousargues African fat mouse with a weight of 40 grams
- Ellerman’s tufted-tailed rat with a weight of 100 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Western nesomys
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Nesomys lambertoni:
- Long-footed treeshrew bringing 168 grams to the scale
- Guam flying fox bringing 153 grams to the scale
- Soft-spined Atlantic spiny rat bringing 168 grams to the scale
- Mira climbing rat bringing 184 grams to the scale
- Brush-tailed rabbit rat bringing 175 grams to the scale
- Nicobar treeshrew bringing 170 grams to the scale
- Mountain viscacha rat bringing 124 grams to the scale
- Gray tree rat bringing 150 grams to the scale
- Mindoro striped rat bringing 152 grams to the scale
- Indian gerbil bringing 138 grams to the scale