Isla De La Juventud tree hutia

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Isla De La Juventud tree hutia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Capromyidae
Tribe: Capromyini
Genus: Mysateles
Species: M. meridionalis
Binomial name
Mysateles meridionalis
(Varona, 1986)

The Isla De La Juventud tree hutia or southern hutia (Mysateles meridionalis) is a species of rodent in the family Capromyidae. It is endemic to lowland moist forests on Cuba's Isla de la Juventud. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References[edit]

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