Eared hutia

Eared hutia

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Capromyidae
Subfamily : Capromyinae
Species : Mesocapromys auritus


The Eared hutia, large-eared hutia is listed as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Facts about the eared hutia

First described in 1970, the eared hutia is known only from Cayo Fragoso, a small, low island off of north-central Cuba. (Full text)

USFWS Refuges on which the Large-eared hutia is reported.

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