It is hard to guess what a Bahia porcupine weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Bahia porcupine (Sphiggurus insidiosus) on average weights 999 grams (2.2 lbs).
The Bahia porcupine is from the family Erethizontidae (genus: Sphiggurus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 16.6 cm (0′ 7″).
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 Bahia porcupine, Coendou insidiosus, is a New World porcupine species in the family Erethizontidae endemic to the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil. It was formerly sometimes assigned to Sphiggurus, a genus no longer recognized since genetic studies showed it to be polyphyletic. Sphiggurus pallidus, formerly considered a separate species but known from two young specimens only, is a synonym of this species.
Animals of the same family as a Bahia porcupine
We found other animals of the Erethizontidae family:
- Bicolored-spined porcupine bringing 4.49 kilos (9.9 lbs) to the scale
- Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine bringing 1.75 kilos (3.86 lbs) to the scale
- Rothschild’s porcupine bringing 2 kilos (4.41 lbs) to the scale
- Brown hairy dwarf porcupine with a weight of 736 grams
- Brazilian porcupine bringing 4.12 kilos (9.08 lbs) to the scale
- North American porcupine bringing 7.42 kilos (16.36 lbs) to the scale
- Black dwarf porcupine bringing 3 kilos (6.61 lbs) to the scale
- Black-tailed hairy dwarf porcupine bringing 1.9 kilos (4.19 lbs) to the scale
- Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine with a weight of 751 grams
- Mexican hairy dwarf porcupine bringing 2 kilos (4.41 lbs) to the scale
Animals with the same weight as a Bahia porcupine
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sphiggurus insidiosus:
- Spix’s night monkey bringing 873 grams to the scale
- Coppery titi with a weight of 1.12 kilos (2.47 lbs)
- Cacomistle bringing 906 grams to the scale
- Lesser grison with a weight of 1 kilos (2.2 lbs)
- Screaming hairy armadillo bringing 930 grams to the scale
- Bahamian hutia bringing 912 grams to the scale
- Rio Beni titi bringing 992 grams to the scale
- Brown titi bringing 851 grams to the scale
- Giant golden-crowned flying fox with a weight of 1.09 kilos (2.4 lbs)
- Molina’s hog-nosed skunk bringing 960 grams to the scale