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:
- Dusky spiny tree-rat with a weight of 108 grams
- Red-crested tree-rat with a weight of 145 grams
- Greedy olalla rat with a weight of 206 grams
- O’Connell’s spiny rat with a weight of 284 grams
- Gracile Atlantic spiny rat with 1 babies per litter
- Short-tailed spiny rat with a weight of 284 grams
- Giant Atlantic tree-rat with a weight of 502 grams
- Montane bamboo rat with a weight of 382 grams
- White-spined Atlantic spiny rat with a weight of 284 grams
- Giant tree-rat with a weight of 584 grams
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:
- Common punaré bringing 298 grams to the scale
- Cuvier’s spiny rat bringing 339 grams to the scale
- Stoat bringing 284 grams to the scale
- Hammer-headed bat bringing 336 grams to the scale
- Northern Idaho ground squirrel bringing 300 grams to the scale
- Black-tufted marmoset bringing 340 grams to the scale
- Unstriped ground squirrel bringing 317 grams to the scale
- Speckled ground squirrel bringing 252 grams to the scale
- Colombian spiny rat bringing 312 grams to the scale
- Gray slender loris bringing 254 grams to the scale