Animal Size

Squirrel-toothed rat size: How big do they get?

How big does a Squirrel-toothed rat get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Squirrel-toothed rat (Anisomys imitator) reaches an average size of 26.4 cm (0′ 11″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 511 grams (1.13 lbs). The Squirrel-toothed rat (genus: Anisomys) is a member of the family Muridae.

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 squirrel-toothed rat (Anisomys imitator), also known as the New Guinea giant rat, powerful-toothed rat, uneven-toothed rat, or narrow-toothed giant rat, is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Anisomys and is found in New Guinea.The species has been known to eat karuka nuts (Pandanus julianettii), and growers will put platforms or other obstacles on the trunks of the trees to keep the pests out.

Animals of the same family as a Squirrel-toothed rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Squirrel-toothed rat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Squirrel-toothed rat:

Animals with the same weight as a Squirrel-toothed rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Anisomys imitator: