J. Fischer, 1829
The Jamaican coney is reddish brown in color and ranges in size from about 330 to 445 mm in length. It has the smallest tail of all the species in the genus (approximately 45mm). It has a large head, the largest in the genus, and this gives it a squat appearance. It weighs between 1 and 2 kg.
The female reaches sexual maturity in about 365 days. The average gestation period is 123 days. There are usually two offspring per litter.
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