Bahamian Hutia

Bahamian Hutia

Taxobox
name = Bahamian Hutia


status = VU
status_system = iucn2.3
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Rodentia
familia = Capromyidae
genus = "Geocapromys"
species = "G. ingrahami"
binomial = "Geocapromys ingrahami"
binomial_authority = (J.A. Allen, 1891)
synonyms =
The Bahamian Hutia or Ingraham's Hutia ("Geocapromys ingrahami") is a species of rodent in the Capromyidae family. It is endemic to the Bahamas.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and rocky areas. It is a nocturnal species, remaining underground during the day. It is threatened due to land clearance.

Two subspecies became extinct in modern times. The Crooked Island Hutia ("G. i. irrectus") and the Great Abaco Hutia ("G. i. abaconis") were mentioned by early European voyagers, and are thought to have become extinct by 1600. This is thought to be due to land clearance rather than direct hunting.

References

* Baillie, J. 1996. [http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php/9002/all Geocapromys ingrahami] . [http://www.iucnredlist.org 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. ] Downloaded on 29 July 2007.
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