Animal Weight

How much does a Long-tailed armored tree-rat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Long-tailed armored tree-rat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Long-tailed armored tree-rat (Echimys macrurus) on average weights 439 grams (0.97 lbs).

The Long-tailed armored tree-rat is from the family Echimyidae (genus: Echimys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 29.7 cm (1′ 0″).

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 long-tailed armored tree-rat, Makalata macrura, is a spiny rat species from South America. It is found in Brazil, with a population in Ecuador which is referable either to this species or to Makalata didelphoides. Initially considered a large form of the latter species, it actually represents a distinct species as supported by morphological and molecular characters.The etymology of the species name derives from the two ancient greek words μακρός (makrós), meaning “long”, and οὐρά (ourá), meaning “animal tail”.

Animals of the same family as a Long-tailed armored tree-rat

We found other animals of the Echimyidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Long-tailed armored tree-rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Echimys macrurus: