Animal Weight

How much does a Hispaniolan hutia weight?

It is hard to guess what a Hispaniolan hutia weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Hispaniolan hutia (Plagiodontia aedium) on average weights 1.27 kg (2.8 lbs).

The Hispaniolan hutia is from the family Capromyidae (genus: Plagiodontia). It is usually born with about 105 grams (0.23 lbs). They can live for up to 9.83 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 30 cm (1′ 0″). Usually, Hispaniolan hutias 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 Hispaniolan hutia (Plagiodontia aedium) is one of several hutia (also called zagouti, and jutía in Spanish) species to have inhabited at some time the island of Hispaniola (island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic). P. aedium is the only scientifically confirmed extant species of the genus Plagiodontia; other species are either extinct or being debatedly catalogued as P. aedium subspecies. The name Plagiodontia means “oblique tooth” in Greek.

Animals of the same family as a Hispaniolan hutia

We found other animals of the Capromyidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Hispaniolan hutia

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Plagiodontia aedium:

Animals with the same size as a Hispaniolan hutia

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Hispaniolan hutia:

Animals with the same litter size as a Hispaniolan hutia

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Hispaniolan hutia:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Hispaniolan hutia

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Hispaniolan hutia: