Eared Hutia

Eared Hutia
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Capromyidae
Genus: Mesocapromys
Species: M. auritus
Binomial name
Mesocapromys auritus
(Varona, 1970)

The Eared Hutia or Large-eared Hutia (Mesocapromys auritus) is a species of rodent in the Capromyidae family. It is endemic to Cuba.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical mangrove forests and swamps. This species is threatened by habitat loss, with IUCN Red List Endangered species status.

References

  1. ^ Soy, J. & Silva, G. (2008). Mesocapromys auritus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 6 January 2009.



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