Animal Weight

How much does a Brown hairy dwarf porcupine weight?

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

An adult Brown hairy dwarf porcupine (Sphiggurus vestitus) on average weights 736 grams (1.62 lbs).

The Brown hairy dwarf porcupine is from the family Erethizontidae (genus: Sphiggurus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 16.6 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Brown hairy dwarf porcupine is 736 grams (1.62 lbs)

The brown hairy dwarf porcupine (Coendou vestitus) is a species of rodent in the family Erethizontidae. Found in the Andes in Colombia and Venezuela, its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is not easy to study as it is only known from a few specimens and wasn’t recorded from 1925 until the 2000s. The porcupine is nocturnal and arboreal, feeding on leaves, shoots, and fruits. Habitat loss severely threatens it and it may even be extinct. Formerly listed as vulnerable, it is now designated data deficient. It is not known from any protected areas or conservation measures.This species was formerly sometimes assigned to Sphiggurus, a genus no longer recognized since genetic studies showed it to be polyphyletic. Its closest relative is the frosted hairy dwarf porcupine (Coendou pruinosus).

Animals of the same family as a Brown hairy dwarf porcupine

We found other animals of the Erethizontidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Brown hairy dwarf porcupine

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sphiggurus vestitus: