Animal Weight

How much does a Central American agouti weight?

It is hard to guess what a Central American agouti weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Central American agouti (Dasyprocta punctata) on average weights 2.31 kg (5.09 lbs).

The Central American agouti is from the family Dasyproctidae (genus: Dasyprocta). They can live for up to 10 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 57.4 cm (1′ 11″). Usually, Central American 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 average adult weight of a Central American agouti is 2.31 kg (5.09 lbs)

The Central American agouti (Dasyprocta punctata) is a species of agouti from the family Dasyproctidae. The main portion of its range is from Chiapas and the Yucatan Peninsula (southern Mexico), through Central America, to northwestern Ecuador, Colombia and far western Venezuela. A highly disjunct population is found in southeastern Peru, far southwestern Brazil, Bolivia, western Paraguay and far northwestern Argentina. The disjunct population has been treated as a separate species, the brown agouti (Dasyprocta variegata), but a major review of the geographic variation is necessary. The Central American agouti has also been introduced to Cuba, Bahamas, Jamaica, Hispaniola and the Cayman Islands.Though some populations are reduced due to hunting and deforestation, large populations remain and it is not considered threatened.

Animals of the same family as a Central American agouti

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Animals with the same weight as a Central American agouti

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Dasyprocta punctata:

Animals with the same litter size as a Central American agouti

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Central American agouti:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Central American agouti

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Central American agouti: