Puerto Rican giant hutia

Puerto Rican giant hutia

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

 

Facts about the genus Elasmodontomys, the Puerto Rican giant hutia

Restricted to Puerto Rico, Elasmodontomys is one of ten or so Antillean genera that suffered extinction after the terminal Pleistocene, but before European (Full text)

The largest of them, Elasmodontomys, is closely related to Amblyrhiza, the gigantic extinct rodent of the island of Anguilla. (Full text)

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