Hispaniolan hutia

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Hispaniolan hutia

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Capromyidae
Subfamily : Plagiodontinae
Species : Plagiodontia aedium

 

The Cuvier's hutia, hispaniolan 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

Some facts about the
Hispaniolan hutia

Adult weight : 1.267 kg (2.7874 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 16 years

Gestation : 119 days

Litter size : 1

Weight at birth : 0.106 kg (0.2332 lbs)

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Facts about the Hispaniolan hutia

The Hispaniolan hutia is a small endemic mammal that resembles an oversized guinea pig. (Full text)

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