Animal Weight

How much does a Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine weight?

It is hard to guess what a Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine (Sphiggurus spinosus) on average weights 751 grams (1.66 lbs).

The Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine is from the family Erethizontidae (genus: Sphiggurus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 16.6 cm (0′ 7″).

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 average adult weight of a Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine is 751 grams (1.66 lbs)

The Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine, Coendou spinosus, is a South American porcupine species from the family Erethizontidae. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.They have a short tail and gray brown quills and feed on fruits, ant pupae, vegetables and roots.This species was formerly sometimes assigned to Sphiggurus, a genus no longer recognized since genetic studies showed it to be polyphyletic. The population formerly recognized as the orange-spined hairy dwarf porcupine (Sphiggurus villosus) has been reclassified to this species. Its closest relatives are the bicolored-spined porcupine (Coendou bicolor) and the black dwarf porcupine (Coendou nycthemera).

Animals of the same family as a Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine

We found other animals of the Erethizontidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sphiggurus spinosus: