Black-tailed hutia

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Black-tailed hutia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Capromyidae
Genus: Mysateles
Species: M. melanurus
Binomial name
Mesocapromys melanurus
(Poey, 1865)
  • arboricolus Kratochvíl, Rodriguez, & Barus, 1978
  • rufescens Mohr, 1839

The black-tailed hutia or bushy-tailed hutia (Mysateles melanurus) is a species of rodent in the family Capromyidae that is endemic to lowland moist forests on the island of Cuba. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Soy, J. & Silva, G. (2008). "Mysateles melanurus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 30 August 2012.