Animal Size

Black dwarf porcupine size: How big do they get?

How big does a Black dwarf porcupine get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Black dwarf porcupine (Coendou koopmani) reaches an average size of 35.2 cm (1′ 2″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 3 kg (6.61 lbs). The Black dwarf porcupine (genus: Coendou) is a member of the family Erethizontidae.

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 average adult size of a Black dwarf porcupine is  (1' 2

The black dwarf porcupine, also known as Koopman’s porcupine, Coendou nycthemera, is a porcupine species from the New World porcupine family endemic to northern Brazil. It occurs in the Amazon rainforest east of the Madeira River and south of the Amazon River. It inhabits primary forest and possibly second growth. It was described as Coendou koopmani by Charles O. Handley Jr. and Ronald H. Pine in 1992, but was subsequently found to be identical to a species described in 1818. It is nocturnal and herbivorous.

Animals of the same family as a Black dwarf porcupine

We found other animals of the Erethizontidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Black dwarf porcupine

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

Animals with the same weight as a Black dwarf porcupine

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Coendou koopmani: