Prehensile-tailed hutia

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Prehensile-tailed hutia
Capromys prehensilis (Harvard University).JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Capromyidae
Genus: Mysateles
Species: M. prehensilis
Binomial name
Mysateles prehensilis
(Poeppig, 1824)

The prehensile-tailed hutia (Mysateles prehensilis) is a species of rodent in the family Capromyidae. It is an arboreal foliovore.[1] Its karyotype has 2n = 34 and FN = 54-56.[2]

It is an IUCN Red List Near threatened species — endemic to Cuba.


  1. ^ a b Soy, J. & Silva, G. (2008). "Mysateles prehensilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  2. ^ 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. p. 1597. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.