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 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:
- Southern three-banded armadillo bringing 1.32 kilos (2.91 lbs) to the scale
- Greater naked-tailed armadillo bringing 5.35 kilos (11.79 lbs) to the scale
- Llanos long-nosed armadillo bringing 1.15 kilos (2.54 lbs) to the scale
- Greater fairy armadillo with a weight of 130 grams
- Six-banded armadillo bringing 4.76 kilos (10.49 lbs) to the scale
- Southern naked-tailed armadillo bringing 4.06 kilos (8.95 lbs) to the scale
- Giant armadillo bringing 41.33 kilos (91.12 lbs) to the scale
- Nine-banded armadillo bringing 3.98 kilos (8.77 lbs) to the scale
- Big hairy armadillo bringing 4.46 kilos (9.83 lbs) to the scale
- Pichi bringing 1.49 kilos (3.28 lbs) to the scale
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:
- Mongoose lemur with a weight of 1.77 kilos (3.9 lbs)
- Rusty-spotted genet with a weight of 1.95 kilos (4.3 lbs)
- Indian hare with a weight of 2.3 kilos (5.07 lbs)
- Subalpine woolly rat with a weight of 1.99 kilos (4.39 lbs)
- Black-tailed hairy dwarf porcupine with a weight of 1.9 kilos (4.19 lbs)
- Equatorial saki with a weight of 2.38 kilos (5.25 lbs)
- Central American agouti with a weight of 2.31 kilos (5.09 lbs)
- Striped skunk with a weight of 2.4 kilos (5.29 lbs)
- Northern Luzon giant cloud rat with a weight of 1.75 kilos (3.86 lbs)
- Java mouse-deer with a weight of 1.88 kilos (4.14 lbs)