Brown's hutia

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Brown's hutia

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Capromyidae
Subfamily : Capromyinae
Species : Geocapromys brownii

 

The Brown's hutia, indian coney, jamaican hutia is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Countries
Honduras and Jamaica
Some facts about the
Brown's hutia

Adult weight : 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 14 years

Female maturity :365 days

Gestation : 123 days

Litter size : 2

Litters per year : 2

Interval between litters : 168 days

Basal metabolic rate : 4 W

Body mass : 2.456 kg (5.4032 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

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Facts about the Brown's hutia

The Jamaican Hutia (Geocapromys brownii) is the closest

Appearance The Coney, or Jamaican Hutia(Geocapromys brownii) is similar to guinea pigs.

The sole remaining extant native mammal of Jamaica, the Jamaican hutia (Geocapromys brownii), is found mostly in the remote mountainous regions of eastern, central and southern Jamaica where it is threatened by hunting pressure and habitat loss. (Full text)

Jamaica's only endemic terrestrial mammal, the Jamaican Hutia or Coney (Geocapromys brownii), is found in Hellshire and Portland Ridge where it is less hunted than elsewhere.

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