Indian hutias

Indian hutias

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Capromyidae
Subfamily : Isolobodontinae
Genus : Isolobodon

 

Facts about the genus Isolobodon, the Indian hutias

Isolobodon is a common element in Puerto Rican Amerindian middens, but is not yet known from non-cultural sites on that island. (Full text)

A third extinct rodent from Porto Rico, Isolobodon, is nearly related to Plagiodontia, an extinct or almost extinct rodent of Hayti, and more distantly to the hutias (Capromys) still living in Cuba and Jamaica. (Full text)

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