Animal Weight

How much does a Andean hairy armadillo weight?

It is hard to guess what a Andean hairy armadillo weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Andean hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus nationi) on average weights 2.14 kg (4.72 lbs).

The Andean hairy armadillo is from the family Dasypodidae (genus: Chaetophractus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 60 cm (2′ 0″).

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Andean hairy armadillo is 2.14 kg (4.72 lbs)

The Andean hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus nationi) is an armadillo located in Bolivia, in the region of the Puna; the departments of Oruro, La Paz, and Cochabamba (Gardner, 1993). Nowark (1991) describes it as distributed in Bolivia and northern Chile. A recent publication of Pacheco (1995) also locates the species in Peru, basically in Puno Region. This species is also thought to be present in northern Argentina. However, this location may actually only contain a population of C. vellerosus.

Animals of the same family as a Andean hairy armadillo

We found other animals of the Dasypodidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Andean hairy armadillo

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Chaetophractus nationi: