Animal Size

Podogymnura truei size: How big do they get?

How big does a Podogymnura truei get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Podogymnura truei (Podogymnura truei) reaches an average size of 31.3 cm (1′ 1″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). The Podogymnura truei (genus: Podogymnura) is a member of the family Erinaceidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

Podogymnura truei, also known as the Mindanao gymnure, Mindanao moonrat, or Mindanao wood shrew, is a mammal of the family Erinaceidae. It is endemic to the Mindanao islands of the Philippines. Erinaceidae is a family of small mammals that include the gymnures, also known as the silky furred moonrats, and the hedgehogs. Animals belonging to this family are significant because they are among the oldest known placental mammals that are alive. Gymnures are relatives of hedgehogs but lack the prickly spines. Two species are categorized in the genus Podogymnura: P. aureospinula and P. truei. Both species share a close resemblance to the moonrat Echinosorex gymnura, which is commonly found on the Borneo, Sumatra, and the Malay Peninsulas.

Animals of the same family as a Podogymnura truei

We found other animals of the Erinaceidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Podogymnura truei

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Podogymnura truei: