Eared hutia

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Eared hutia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Capromyidae
Tribe: Capromyini
Genus: Mesocapromys
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". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T13216A3420414. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T13216A3420414.en. Retrieved 5 December 2017.