It is hard to guess what a Black-rumped agouti weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Black-rumped agouti (Dasyprocta prymnolopha) on average weights 2.9 kg (6.39 lbs).
The Black-rumped agouti is from the family Dasyproctidae (genus: Dasyprocta). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 57.4 cm (1′ 11″). Usually, Black-rumped agoutis have 1 babies per litter.
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 black-rumped agouti (Dasyprocta prymnolopha) is an agouti species from the family Dasyproctidae. It is endemic to Brazil, and its range roughly equals the Northeast Region. It is named after its black rump which contrast clearly with the orange body.
Animals of the same family as a Black-rumped agouti
We found other animals of the Dasyproctidae family:
- Central American agouti bringing 2.31 kilos (5.09 lbs) to the scale
- Green acouchi with a weight of 966 grams
- Red-rumped agouti bringing 3.02 kilos (6.66 lbs) to the scale
- Crested agouti bringing 2.65 kilos (5.84 lbs) to the scale
- Red acouchi with a weight of 949 grams
- Mexican agouti bringing 5 kilos (11.02 lbs) to the scale
- Orinoco agouti bringing 2.65 kilos (5.84 lbs) to the scale
- Black agouti bringing 3.5 kilos (7.72 lbs) to the scale
- Kalinowski’s agouti bringing 2.65 kilos (5.84 lbs) to the scale
- Azara’s agouti bringing 2.98 kilos (6.57 lbs) to the scale
Animals with the same weight as a Black-rumped agouti
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Dasyprocta prymnolopha:
- Pallas’s cat with a weight of 3.05 kilos (6.72 lbs)
- Aye-aye with a weight of 2.74 kilos (6.04 lbs)
- Palawan stink badger with a weight of 2.5 kilos (5.51 lbs)
- Large bamboo rat with a weight of 2.5 kilos (5.51 lbs)
- Geoffroy’s cat with a weight of 2.73 kilos (6.02 lbs)
- South African springhare with a weight of 2.55 kilos (5.62 lbs)
- Eastern hare-wallaby with a weight of 3 kilos (6.61 lbs)
- Leopard cat with a weight of 2.78 kilos (6.13 lbs)
- White-throated guenon with a weight of 3.44 kilos (7.58 lbs)
- Giant forest genet with a weight of 2.74 kilos (6.04 lbs)
Animals with the same litter size as a Black-rumped agouti
Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Black-rumped agouti: