It is hard to guess what a Guyanan spiny rat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Guyanan spiny rat (Proechimys hoplomyoides) on average weights 284 grams (0.63 lbs).
The Guyanan spiny rat is from the family Echimyidae (genus: Proechimys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 19.7 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 Guyanan Spiny-rat, Proechimys hoplomyoides, is a spiny rat species from South America. It is found in Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela.
Animals of the same family as a Guyanan spiny rat
We found other animals of the Echimyidae family:
- Long-tailed spiny rat with a weight of 205 grams
- Roberto’s spiny rat with a weight of 284 grams
- Pallid Atlantic tree-rat with a weight of 215 grams
- Golden Atlantic tree-rat with a weight of 243 grams
- Hairy Atlantic spiny rat with a weight of 284 grams
- Greedy olalla rat with a weight of 206 grams
- Guyenne spiny rat with a weight of 285 grams
- Ihering’s Atlantic spiny rat with a weight of 221 grams
- Short-tailed spiny rat with a weight of 285 grams
- Common punaré with a weight of 298 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Guyanan spiny rat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Proechimys hoplomyoides:
- Northern Idaho ground squirrel bringing 300 grams to the scale
- Nectomys rattus bringing 248 grams to the scale
- Fire-footed rope squirrel bringing 243 grams to the scale
- Napo spiny rat bringing 285 grams to the scale
- White-spined Atlantic spiny rat bringing 284 grams to the scale
- Catamarca tuco-tuco bringing 316 grams to the scale
- Tawny tuco-tuco bringing 280 grams to the scale
- Deppe’s squirrel bringing 250 grams to the scale
- Calabar angwantibo bringing 258 grams to the scale
- Bare-tailed woolly opossum bringing 246 grams to the scale