Lesser Antillean giant hutia

Lesser Antillean giant hutia

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Heptaxodontidae
Subfamily : Heptaxodontinae
Genus : Amblyrhiza

 

Facts about the genus Amblyrhiza, the lesser Antillean giant hutia

Amblyrhiza is considered to be a last-interglacial casualty of high sea-level stands impinging on the Anguilla Bank. (Full text)

165]] alternate is to suppose that Amblyrhiza is a gigantic descendant of some small rodent that got drifted over the intervening sea barrier. (Full text)

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