Animal Weight

How much does a Boyacá spiny rat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Boyacá spiny rat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Boyacá spiny rat (Proechimys chrysaeolus) on average weights 284 grams (0.63 lbs).

The Boyacá spiny rat is from the family Echimyidae (genus: Proechimys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 22 cm (0′ 9″).

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 Boyacá spiny rat (Proechimys chrysaeolus) is a species of rodent in the family Echimyidae. It is endemic to Colombia; it is found primary forest in Carare River valley, Boyacá Department, 100 to 500 meters above sea level. Nocturnal, terrestrial and solitary, it feeds on seeds, fruit and some leaves and insects. It is threatened by habitat loss for mining and agriculture.

Animals of the same family as a Boyacá spiny rat

We found other animals of the Echimyidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Boyacá spiny rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Proechimys chrysaeolus: