Animal Size

Black-tailed hairy dwarf porcupine size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Black-tailed hairy dwarf porcupine (Sphiggurus melanurus) reaches an average size of 39.8 cm (1′ 4″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 1.9 kg (4.19 lbs). The Black-tailed hairy dwarf porcupine (genus: Sphiggurus) 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 black-tailed hairy dwarf porcupine, Coendou melanurus, is a South American porcupine species from the family Erethizontidae. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela.This species was formerly sometimes assigned to Sphiggurus, a genus no longer recognized since genetic studies showed it to be polyphyletic. Its closest relatives are the frosted hairy dwarf porcupine (Coendou pruinosus), the brown hairy dwarf porcupine (Coendou vestitus) and the streaked dwarf porcupine (Coendou ichillus).

Animals of the same family as a Black-tailed hairy dwarf porcupine

We found other animals of the Erethizontidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Black-tailed hairy 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-tailed hairy dwarf porcupine:

Animals with the same weight as a Black-tailed hairy dwarf porcupine

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sphiggurus melanurus: