Black-tailed Hutia

Black-tailed Hutia
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Capromyidae
Genus: Mesocapromys
Species: M. melanurus
Binomial name
Mesocapromys melanurus
(Poey, 1865)
Synonyms

arboricolus Kratochvíl, Rodriguez, & Barus, 1978
rufescens Mohr, 1839

The Black-tailed Hutia or Bushy-tailed Hutia (Mysateles melanurus) is a species of rodent in the Capromyidae family that is endemic to lowland moist forests on the island of Cuba. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References

  1. ^ Soy, J. & Silva, G. (2008). Mesocapromys melanurus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 6 January 2009.
  • Woods, C. A. and C. W. Kilpatrick. 2005. Hystricognathi. pp 1538–1600 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C.



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