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Geocapromys columbianus Chapman, 1892:314

Cuban coney, Cuban hutia, Cuban short tailed hutia, Columbian hutia

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Capromys columbianus Chapman, 1892:314; Geocapromys cubanus Allen, 1917:9; Geocapromys pleistocenicus Arredondo 1958; Geocapromys columbianus pleistocenicus Arredondo, 1958

 

Conservation Status

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Cuba (including Isla de la Juventud)

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype of G. cubanus, synonym of G. columbianus: MCZ P9602

Assorted other material assigned to G. cubanus is in the MCZ collection as well.

YPM VP 034687

 

Media

 

 

References

Alcover, Josep Antoni et al. (1998). Mammal Species of the World: Additional Data on Insular Mammals. American Museum Novitates 3248, 29 pp., 1 table.

Allen, Glover Morrill. (1917). New fossil mammals of Cuba. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 61: 3-12.

Allen, Glover Morrill. (1918). Fossil mammals from Cuba. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 62: 133-148.

Anthony, H. E. (1919). Mammals collected in eastern Cuba in 1917. With descriptions of two new species. Bulletin of American Museum of Natural History 41: 625-643.

Borroto-Páez, Rafael, Mancina, Carlos A., Woods, Charles A. and Kilpatrick, C. William. (2012). Checklist: Updated Checklist of Endemic Terrestrial Mammals of the West Indies, pp. 389-415. In: Borroto-Páez, Rafael, Woods, Charles A. and Sergile, F. E. (eds.). Terrestrial Mammals of the West Indies: Contributions. Gainesville, Florida: Florida Museum of Natural History and Wacahoota Press. 482 pp.

Condis, M. M. y O. Jiménez. En Prensa. Valoración estadística de las diferencias interespecíficas entre Geocapromys columbianus y Geocapromys pleistocenicus (Rodentia: Caviomorpha). Cartacuba (Boletín Electrónico de la Sociedad Cubana de Zoología), 3(1) (en prensa).

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Hall, E. R. (1981). The mammals of North America. Second ed. John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1: 1-600 + 90, 2:601-1181 + 90.

Turvey, S. and Helgen, K. (2008). Geocapromys columbianus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 25 December 2012.

http://biostor.org/cache/pdf/c0/28/5f/c0285fbaa3294a29a98b684f119fa8cd.pdf

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/7076/geocapromys-columbianus-cuban-coney

 

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