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Brotomys contractus Miller, 1929:13

Haitian edible rat, Hispaniola spiny rat, mohuy

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Holocene

 

Distribution

Hispaniola

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Miller, G. S., Jr. (1929). The characters of the genus Geocapromys Chapman. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 82(4): 13. [volume 81(9)?]

 

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.

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