Animal Size

Mentawai squirrel size: How big do they get?

How big does a Mentawai squirrel get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Mentawai squirrel (Callosciurus melanogaster) reaches an average size of 21.3 cm (0′ 9″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 296 grams (0.65 lbs). The Mentawai squirrel (genus: Callosciurus) is a member of the family Sciuridae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The Mentawai squirrel (Callosciurus melanogaster) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae.It is one of 20 or so species endemic to the Mentawai Islands off the west coast of Sumatra. There are three subspecies: C. m. melanogaster, C. m. mentawi, and C. m. atratus. This small isolated population is listed as “Vulnerable” by the IUCN due to habitat loss.

Animals of the same family as a Mentawai squirrel

We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Mentawai squirrel

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

Animals with the same weight as a Mentawai squirrel

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Callosciurus melanogaster: