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Mysateles prehensilis meridionalis (Varona, 1986:4)

Isla De La Juventud Tree Hutia, Southern Hutia, Carabalí hutia of the south of the Isla de la Juventud, Sata hutia, Tree hutia, Prehensile-tailed hutia

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Mysateles meridionalis Varona, 1986:4

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1978

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Only known from 5 specimens collected in 1977 and 1978 (Varona, 1986; Borroto & Garcia, 2003: 8,9). Several visits in the years 1987-1993 by (Borroto & Garcia, 2003) failed to find any more individuals. Instead the island was found to be populated by feral cats (Felis catus), dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) and rats (Rattus rattus). Of which feral cats, due to their ability to climb trees, are likely to have caused a population decline in Mysateles meridionalis (Borroto & Garcia, 2003).

 

Distribution

Isla de la Joventud (= Isle of Pines), Cuba

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Only known from 5 specimens collected in 1977 and 1978 (Varona, 1986; Borroto & Garcia, 2003: 8,9).

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Varona, L. S. (1986). Táxones del subgénero Mysateles en la Isla de la Juventud. Descripción de una nueva especie (Rodentia; Capromyidae; Capromys). Poeyana 315: 1-12.

 

Other references:

Borroto-Páez (2011b) [cited by Turvey et al. 2017]

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.

Borroto, R. and I. Ramos. (1999). Taxon data sheet: Mysateles meridionalis. Section VII. 1-4. In: Report of Conservation Assessment and Management Plan Workshop for Selected Cuban Species IV. CBSG, Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Borroto Paez, R. and Ramos Garcia, I. (2003). Current status of the carabali hutia from South of Isla de la Joventud, Mysateles meridionalis. Orsis 18: 7-11.

Fabre, Patton & Leite (HMW6, 2016)

Silva Taboada et al. (2007) [cited by Turvey et al. 2017]

Soy, J., Borroto, R. and Silva, G. (2008). Mysateles meridionalis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 09 September 2012.

Samuel T Turvey, Rosalind J Kennerley, Jose M Nuñez-Miño and Richard P Young. (2017). The Last Survivors: current status and conservation of the non-volant land mammals of the insular Caribbean. Journal of Mammalogy 98(4): 918-936. [Abstract]

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

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/12308/mysateles-meridionalis-isla-juventud-hutia

 

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