Animal Size

Summit rat size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Summit rat (Rattus baluensis) reaches an average size of 19 cm (0′ 8″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 107 grams (0.24 lbs). The Summit rat (genus: Rattus) 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.

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The summit rat (Rattus baluensis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only on Mount Kinabalu and Mount Tambuyukon, Malaysia, and has been recorded at altitudes of between 1,524 and 3,810 m.. The rat populations from these two peaks were connected in the Holocene. However, nowadays they are genetically isolated despite they are only 18 km apart. With current predictions of Global warming, the suitable habitat for Rattus baluensis is expected to shift around 500 m upwards. This will put the population in Mount Tambuyukon at risk. However, the population in Mount Kinabalu will likely survive in its upper slopes.The summit rat has a mutualistic relationship with a species of giant pitcher plant, Nepenthes rajah. Like the treeshrew Tupaia montana, it defecates into the plant’s traps while visiting them to feed on sweet, fruity secretions from glands on the pitcher lids.

Animals of the same family as a Summit rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Summit rat

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

Animals with the same weight as a Summit rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Rattus baluensis: