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FAMILY Capromyidae

Author:Smith, 1842.
Citation:The Naturalistís Library (London), 15: 308.
Comments:Does not include Myocastor, and apparently represents an entirely intra-Caribbean radiation (Woods 1989a, b; Woods and Howland, 1979); but see comments under Myocastoridae. Woods (1982:386-387) included West Indian Heteropsomyinae in this family, but here this group is assigned to the Echimyidae (see comments under Heteropsomyinae). Varona (1974) and Corbet and Hill (1991:203) classified most of the following species in either of two genera (Capromys or Plagiodontia), whereas Woods (1989a, b) separated them into several distinct subfamilies and genera.
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SUBFAMILY Capromyinae

GENUS Capromys

SPECIES gundlachianus

SPECIES pilorides

SUBSPECIES pilorides

SUBSPECIES doceleguas

SUBSPECIES relictus

GENUS Geocapromys

SPECIES brownii

SPECIES ingrahami

SPECIES thoracatus

GENUS Mesocapromys

SPECIES angelcabrerai

SPECIES auritus

SPECIES melanurus

SPECIES nanus

SPECIES sanfelipensis

GENUS Mysateles

SPECIES garridoi

SPECIES meridionalis

SPECIES prehensilis

SUBSPECIES prehensilis

SUBSPECIES gundlachi

SUBFAMILY Hexolobodontinae

GENUS Hexolobodon

SPECIES phenax

SUBFAMILY Isolobodontinae

GENUS Isolobodon

SPECIES montanus

SPECIES portoricensis

SUBFAMILY Plagiodontinae

GENUS Plagiodontia

SPECIES aedium

SUBSPECIES aedium

SUBSPECIES hylaeum

SPECIES araeum

SPECIES ipnaeum

GENUS Rhizoplagiodontia

SPECIES lemkei

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