Eared hutia

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Eared hutia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Capromyidae
Genus: Mesocapromys
Species: M. auritus
Binomial name
Mesocapromys auritus
(Varona, 1970)

The eared hutia or large-eared hutia (Mesocapromys auritus) is a species of rodent in the family Capromyidae. It is endemic to the island of Cayo Fragoso off the northern coast of Cuba.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical mangrove forests and swamps. This species is threatened by habitat loss, with IUCN Red List Endangered species status.


  1. ^ Soy, J. & Silva, G. (2008). "Mesocapromys auritus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 January 2009.