The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Scientific Name
Geocapromys ingrahami irrectus
Lawrence, 1934:190
Common Name/s
Crooked Island hutia, Crooked Island coney
Crooked Island, Eleuthera Island & Long Island, Bahamas
Last Record
1340 to 1280 cal. BP (Steadman et al. 2017a)
IUCN status
Not evaluated
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[b]Holotype:[/b] MCZ VP2107 (right lower ramus)

[b]Type locality:[/b] Bahamas: Crooked Island, Gordon Hill Caves, "Burial Cave No. 1".

The paratypic material is also in the MCZ collection.
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]

Lawrence, Barbara. (1934). New Geocapromys from the Bahamas. Occ. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. His. 8: 189-196.

[b]Species Bibliography[/b]

Allen, Glover M. (1937). Geocapromys Remains from Exuma Island. Journal of Mammalogy 18: 369-370.

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

Borroto-Páez, Rafael, Mancina, Carlos A., Woods, Charles A. and Kilpatrick, C. William. (2012). [url=]Chapter 7: Checklist: Updated Checklist of Endemic Terrestrial Mammals of the West Indies[/url], 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.

Goodwin, Harry A. and Goodwin, J. M. (1973). [url=]List of mammals which have become extinct or are possibly extinct since 1600[/url]. Int. Union Conserv. Nat. Occas. Pap. 8: 1-20.

Koopman, Karl F., Max K. Hecht, and Emanuel Ledecky Janecek. (1957). Notes on the Mammals of the Bahamas with Special Reference to the Bats. Journal of Mammalogy 38(2): 164-174.

Steadman, David W. et al. (2017a). Holocene vertebrates from a dry cave on Eleuthera Island, Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The Holocene. [[url=]Abstract[/url]]

David W. Steadman, Hayley M. Singleton, Kelly M. Delancy, Nancy A.Albury, J. Angel Soto-Centeno, Harlan Gough, Neil Duncan, Janet Franklin & William F. Keegan. (2017b). [url=]Late Holocene Historical Ecology: The Timing of Vertebrate Extirpation on Crooked Island, Commonwealth of The Bahamas[/url]. The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, DOI:10.1080/15564894.2017.1305469.