Animal Weight

How much does a Pearson’s tuco-tuco weight?

It is hard to guess what a Pearson’s tuco-tuco weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Pearson’s tuco-tuco (Ctenomys pearsoni) on average weights 212 grams (0.47 lbs).

The Pearson’s tuco-tuco is from the family Ctenomyidae (genus: Ctenomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 15.7 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.

Pearson’s tuco-tuco (Ctenomys pearsoni) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae. It is endemic to Uruguay, where it is found at elevations below 200 m. This tuco-tuco constructs burrows with multiple openings (an average of 13) containing one to two nests of dried grass; it prefers areas of sandy soil but is somewhat adaptable. It is threatened by loss of habitat to development, agriculture and ranching. Multiple karyotypes have been reported, including 2n = 68-70, FN = 80-88, as well as 2n = 56, FN = 77-79, suggesting the taxon may represent several species. C. dorbignyi appears to be cytogenetically indistinguishable from the 2n = 70 form. The species is named after American zoologist Oliver Payne Pearson.

Animals of the same family as a Pearson’s tuco-tuco

We found other animals of the Ctenomyidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Pearson’s tuco-tuco

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Ctenomys pearsoni: