It is hard to guess what a Golden Atlantic tree-rat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Golden Atlantic tree-rat (Echimys blainvillei) on average weights 243 grams (0.54 lbs).
The Golden Atlantic tree-rat is from the family Echimyidae (genus: Echimys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 12.9 cm (0′ 6″).
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 golden Atlantic tree-rat, Phyllomys blainvillii, is a spiny rat species from South America. It is found in Brazil.
Animals of the same family as a Golden Atlantic tree-rat
We found other animals of the Echimyidae family:
- White-spined Atlantic spiny rat with a weight of 285 grams
- Fischer’s guiara with a weight of 188 grams
- Ferreira’s spiny tree-rat with a weight of 175 grams
- Guyenne spiny rat with a weight of 314 grams
- Gracile Atlantic spiny rat with 1 babies per litter
- Orange-brown Atlantic tree-rat with a weight of 296 grams
- Bolivian bamboo rat with a weight of 729 grams
- Tuft-tailed spiny tree-rat with a weight of 138 grams
- Pallid Atlantic tree-rat with a weight of 215 grams
- Painted tree-rat with a weight of 519 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Golden Atlantic tree-rat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Echimys blainvillei:
- Mentawai three-striped squirrel bringing 241 grams to the scale
- Underwood’s pocket gopher bringing 250 grams to the scale
- Belding’s ground squirrel bringing 272 grams to the scale
- Desert pocket gopher bringing 206 grams to the scale
- Ruwenzori sun squirrel bringing 291 grams to the scale
- Western barred bandicoot bringing 230 grams to the scale
- Large mosaic-tailed rat bringing 210 grams to the scale
- Washington ground squirrel bringing 215 grams to the scale
- Tawny-bellied cotton rat bringing 196 grams to the scale
- Pacific spiny rat bringing 284 grams to the scale