The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

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Plagiodontia spelaeum Miller, 1929

Cave hutia, Hispaniolan hutia, Least Hispaniolan hutia, Zagouti

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: c.1750 (Day, 1981)

 

Distribution

Hispaniola

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Miller. (1929). Smithsonian Misc.Colln. 81 (9): 18.

 

Other references:

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.

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

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

Hansford, James et al. (2012). Taxonomy-testing and the ‘Goldilocks Hypothesis’: morphometric analysis of species diversity in living and extinct Hispaniolan hutias. Systematics and Biodiversity 10(4): 491-507.

Johnson, D. H. (1948). A rediscovered Haitian rodent, Plagiodontia aedium, with a synopsis of related species. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 61: 69-76.

 

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