It is hard to guess what a Woolly giant rat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Woolly giant rat (Kunsia tomentosus) on average weights 116 grams (0.26 lbs).
The Woolly giant rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Kunsia). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 2.16 meter (7′ 2″).
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 woolly giant rat (Kunsia tomentosus) is a species of large burrowing rodent native to South America. No subspecies are currently recognised. It is the only member of the genus Kunsia.
Animals of the same family as a Woolly giant rat
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Ethiopian white-footed mouse with 4 babies per litter
- Robert’s snow vole with 1 babies per litter
- Argentine hocicudo with a weight of 67 grams
- Silver mountain vole with a weight of 37 grams
- Emperor rat bringing 1 kilos (2.2 lbs) to the scale
- Indomalayan pencil-tailed tree mouse with a weight of 23 grams
- Mexican water mouse with a weight of 40 grams
- Mediterranean pine vole with a weight of 22 grams
- Darling Downs hopping mouse with a weight of 89 grams
- Mount Data shrew-rat with a size of 20.1 cm (0′ 8″)
Animals with the same weight as a Woolly giant rat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Kunsia tomentosus:
- Damaraland mole-rat bringing 112 grams to the scale
- Northern pocket gopher bringing 105 grams to the scale
- Whiskered flying squirrel bringing 108 grams to the scale
- Isarog shrew-rat bringing 122 grams to the scale
- White-tipped tufted-tailed rat bringing 100 grams to the scale
- Blick’s grass rat bringing 128 grams to the scale
- Northern flying squirrel bringing 138 grams to the scale
- Harpy fruit bat bringing 135 grams to the scale
- Himalayan field rat bringing 100 grams to the scale
- Large tree mouse bringing 95 grams to the scale