Animal Weight

How much does a Zempoaltépec vole weight?

It is hard to guess what a Zempoaltépec vole weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Zempoaltépec vole (Microtus umbrosus) on average weights 42 grams (0.09 lbs).

The Zempoaltépec vole is from the family Muridae (genus: Microtus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 11.8 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 Zempoaltépec vole (Microtus umbrosus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. The name Microtus is from the Greek word mikros meaning small and otus meaning ear. The name umbrosus could be from the Latin umbros meaning shady. It is rather large and has a long tail when compared with other voles. Its pelage is long and soft. In the upper parts, the hair is uniformly dusky with brown tips and the lower parts a dark grey thinly washed with a reddish yellow color. It is found only in Mexico, in a semi-isolated mountain range southeast of the Cajones River in Mixes district, in Oaxaca.

Animals of the same family as a Zempoaltépec vole

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Zempoaltépec vole

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Microtus umbrosus:

Animals with the same size as a Zempoaltépec vole

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Zempoaltépec vole: