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Mesocapromys sanfelipensis Varona & Garrido, 1970:3

Little Earth hutia, San Felipe hutia, Little ground hutia

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1978

IUCN status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)

 

Distribution

Cayo Juan Garcia (21°59?N, 83°31?W), Archipiélago de los Canorreos, Pinar del Rio Province, Cuba

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

A specimen can be seen here: https://www.edgeofexistence.org/mammals/species_info.php?id=104&search=possibly_extinct

https://tb.plazi.org/GgServer/html/E25787C2FFF7265DFF1F6CF6A1C5F826

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Varona, L. S. and Arredondo, O. (1979). Nuevos táxones fósiles de Capromyidae (Rodentia: Caviomorpha). Poeyana 195: 1-51.

 

Other references:

Alvarez, V. B. and Gonzalez, A. C. (1991). The critical condition of hutias in Cuba. Oryx 25: 206-208.

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.

Frías, A. I., Berovides V. and Fernández, C. (1988). Situación actual de la jutiita de la tierra Capromys sanfelipensis (Rodentia, Mammalia). Doñana, Acta Vertebrata 15(2): 252-254.

Kratochvíl, J., L. Rodriguez, and V. Barus. 1978. Capromyinae (Rodentia) of Cuba. I. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium. Academiae Scientiarum Bohemoslovacae (Brno), n.s., 12(11):1-60.

López, Lazaro W. V. et al. (2018). Notes on Mesocapromys sanfelipensis (Rodentia: Capromyidae) from Cuba. Zootaxa 4410(1): 164-176.

Meier, G. G. (2004). Success and disappointment while searching for hutia. Species 41: 7-8.

Soy, J. and Silva, G. (2008). Mesocapromys sanfelipensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 28 July 2013.

Thornback, Jane and Jenkins, Martin (compilers). (1982). The IUCN Mammal Red Data Book. Part 1: Threatened Mammalian Taxa of the Americas and the Australasian Zoogeographic Region (Excluding Cetacea). Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 516 pp.

Turvey, Samuel et al. (2017). The Last Survivors: current status and conservation of the non-volant land mammals of the insular Caribbean. Journal of Mammalogy. [Abstract]

Varona, L. S. 1974. Catálogo de los mamíferos vivientes y extinguidos de las Antillas. Instituto de Zoologia, Academia de Ciencias de Cuba (Havana), 139 pp.

Varona, L. S. (1980a). Mamiferos de Cuba. Editorial Gente Nueva, Habana. [annotated by the author]

Varona, L. S. (1980b). Protection in Cuba. Oryx 15(3): 282-284.

Varona, L. S. and Garrido, O. H. (1970). Vertebrados de los Cayos de San Felipe, Cuba, incluyendo una nueva especie de jutía. Poeyana, Serie A, 75: 17-26.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/275424446_Las_jutias_perdidas_o_fantasmas

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/7053/mesocapromys-sanfelipensism-little-ground-hutia

 

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