It is hard to guess what a Hairy Atlantic spiny rat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Hairy Atlantic spiny rat (Proechimys setosus) on average weights 285 grams (0.63 lbs).
The Hairy Atlantic spiny rat is from the family Echimyidae (genus: Proechimys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 22.9 cm (0′ 10″).
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 hairy Atlantic spiny rat, Trinomys setosus, is a spiny rat species from South America. It is endemic to Brazil.
Animals of the same family as a Hairy Atlantic spiny rat
We found other animals of the Echimyidae family:
- Giant Atlantic tree-rat with a weight of 502 grams
- Plain brush-tailed rat with a weight of 105 grams
- Drab Atlantic tree-rat with a weight of 260 grams
- Ihering’s Atlantic spiny rat with a weight of 220 grams
- Minca spiny rat with a weight of 284 grams
- Bristle-spined rat bringing 1.3 kilos (2.87 lbs) to the scale
- Fischer’s guiara with a weight of 188 grams
- Guyenne spiny rat with a weight of 314 grams
- Mouse-tailed Atlantic spiny rat with a weight of 285 grams
- Steere’s spiny rat with a weight of 284 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Hairy Atlantic spiny rat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Proechimys setosus:
- Barbary ground squirrel bringing 251 grams to the scale
- Peruvian tree-rat bringing 315 grams to the scale
- Silky anteater bringing 259 grams to the scale
- Fijian monkey-faced bat bringing 256 grams to the scale
- Guyenne spiny rat bringing 314 grams to the scale
- Round-tailed muskrat bringing 265 grams to the scale
- Mouse-tailed Atlantic spiny rat bringing 285 grams to the scale
- Cuvier’s spiny rat bringing 339 grams to the scale
- Rufous soft-furred spiny rat bringing 282 grams to the scale
- Deppe’s squirrel bringing 250 grams to the scale