Lemke's hutia

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Lemke's hutia
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Capromyidae
Genus: Rhizoplagiodontia
Species: R. lemkei
Binomial name
Rhizoplagiodontia lemkei
Woods, 1989

Lemke's hutia (Rhizoplagiodontia lemkei) is an extinct species of rodent in the family Capromyidae.[1] It is monotypic within the genus Rhizoplagiodontia.[citation needed] It was endemic to Haiti. Its natural habitat was subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


  1. ^ Woods, C.A.; Kilpatrick, C.W. (2005). "Infraorder Hystricognathi". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 1538–1600. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.