Animal Weight

How much does a Black dwarf porcupine weight?

It is hard to guess what a Black dwarf porcupine weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Black dwarf porcupine (Coendou koopmani) on average weights 3 kg (6.61 lbs).

The Black dwarf porcupine is from the family Erethizontidae (genus: Coendou). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 35.2 cm (1′ 2″).

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 Black dwarf porcupine is 3 kg (6.61 lbs)

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 weight as a Black dwarf porcupine

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

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: