Animal Weight

How much does a Rothschild’s porcupine weight?

It is hard to guess what a Rothschild’s porcupine weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Rothschild’s porcupine (Coendou rothschildi) on average weights 2 kg (4.41 lbs).

The Rothschild’s porcupine is from the family Erethizontidae (genus: Coendou). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 46.9 cm (1′ 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 Rothschild's porcupine is 2 kg (4.41 lbs)

Rothschild’s porcupine, Coendou rothschildi, is a species of rodent in the family Erethizontidae.It is usually considered endemic to Panama. A population in western Ecuador belongs either to this species or to Coendou bicolor. Because of the confusion over its taxonomic status and because its ecology is little known, the IUCN has listed its conservation status as “data deficient”.

Animals of the same family as a Rothschild’s porcupine

We found other animals of the Erethizontidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Rothschild’s porcupine

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Coendou rothschildi: