It is hard to guess what a Brazilian spiny tree-rat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Brazilian spiny tree-rat (Mesomys didelphoides) on average weights 108 grams (0.24 lbs).
The Brazilian spiny tree-rat is from the family Echimyidae (genus: Mesomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 18 cm (0′ 8″).
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 Brazilian spiny tree rat (Makalata didelphoides) is a species of rodent in the family Echimyidae. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, and Trinidad & Tobago where it lives in lowland tropical rainforest. There is also a population in Ecuador which is referable either to this species or to Makalata macrurus. It is nocturnal, and eats seeds.
Animals of the same family as a Brazilian spiny tree-rat
We found other animals of the Echimyidae family:
- Ihering’s Atlantic spiny rat with a weight of 221 grams
- White-spined Atlantic spiny rat with a weight of 284 grams
- Gracile Atlantic spiny rat with 1 babies per litter
- Guyenne spiny rat with a weight of 315 grams
- Long-tailed armored tree-rat with a weight of 439 grams
- Mouse-tailed Atlantic spiny rat with a weight of 284 grams
- Woolly-headed spiny tree-rat with a weight of 108 grams
- Painted tree-rat with a weight of 519 grams
- Plain brush-tailed rat with a weight of 105 grams
- Gray-footed spiny rat with a weight of 284 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Brazilian spiny tree-rat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Mesomys didelphoides:
- Dusky spiny tree-rat bringing 108 grams to the scale
- Slender treeshrew bringing 112 grams to the scale
- Libyan jird bringing 91 grams to the scale
- Buller’s chipmunk bringing 100 grams to the scale
- Mazama pocket gopher bringing 93 grams to the scale
- Slender rat bringing 109 grams to the scale
- Sugar glider bringing 120 grams to the scale
- Wahlberg’s epauletted fruit bat bringing 93 grams to the scale
- Kowari bringing 112 grams to the scale
- Giant roundleaf bat bringing 115 grams to the scale