Categories
Animal Weight

How much does a Simons’s spiny rat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Simons’s spiny rat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Simons’s spiny rat (Proechimys simonsi) on average weights 284 grams (0.63 lbs).

The Simons’s spiny rat is from the family Echimyidae (genus: Proechimys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 22.9 cm (0′ 10″).

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 Simons's spiny rat is 284 grams (0.63 lbs)

Simons’s spiny rat, Proechimys simonsi, is a spiny rat species from South America. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. It was named for American scientific collector Perry O. Simons.

Animals of the same family as a Simons’s spiny rat

We found other animals of the Echimyidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Simons’s spiny rat

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