Cuban coney

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Cuban coney
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Capromyidae
Genus: Geocapromys
Species: G. columbianus
Binomial name
Geocapromys columbianus
(Chapman, 1892)[2]

The Cuban coney (Geocapromys columbianus) is an extinct species of rodent in the family Capromyidae. It was endemic to Cuba. Its natural habitats were lowlands moist forests, xeric shrublands and rocky areas. Some scientists indicate that this species may have survived and coexisted with introduced species from the Old World until approximately 1500, while others indicate that it became extinct earlier in the Holocene.[1]

Sources[edit]

  • Gippoliti[who?], S. 2002.
  1. ^ a b Turvey, S. & Helgen, K. (2008). Geocapromys columbianus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
  2. ^ Notes on birds and mammals observed near Trinidad, Cuba ; with remarks on the origin of West Indian bird-life. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 4, article 16.