Animal Size

Ornate shrew size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Ornate shrew (Sorex ornatus) reaches an average size of 4.9 cm (0′ 2″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 1.42 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 5 grams (0.01 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Ornate shrews have 4 babies about 1 times per year. The Ornate shrew (genus: Sorex) is a member of the family Soricidae.

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.

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The ornate shrew (Sorex ornatus), is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae (shrews). It is endemic to western North America, ranging from Northern California in the United States to Baja California in Mexico. Eight subspecies are known, including the extinct tule shrew (S. o. juncensis), known only from four specimens collected in 1905, and the Suisun ornate shrew (S. o. sinuosus), a species of conservation concern in California. Through skull morphology research and genetic testing on Ornate shrew populations, it has been shown that there are three main genetic subdivisions: The Southern, Central and Northern. These three genetic subdivisions of Ornate shrew arose from populations of Ornate shrews getting geographically isolated from other populations.

Animals of the same family as a Ornate shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Ornate shrew

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Ornate shrew

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a Ornate shrew:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Ornate shrew

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Ornate shrew:

Animals with the same weight as a Ornate shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sorex ornatus: