Animal Weight

How much does a Short-tailed spiny rat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Short-tailed spiny rat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Short-tailed spiny rat (Proechimys bolivianus) on average weights 285 grams (0.63 lbs).

The Short-tailed spiny rat is from the family Echimyidae (genus: Proechimys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 42.8 cm (1′ 5″).

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 short-tailed spiny-rat, Proechimys brevicauda, or Huallaga spiny rat, is a spiny rat species from South America. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Animals of the same family as a Short-tailed spiny rat

We found other animals of the Echimyidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Short-tailed spiny rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Proechimys bolivianus: