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SPECIES Geocapromys brownii

Author:Fischer, 1830.
Citation:Synopis. Mamm., Addenda: 389 (=589).
Common Name:Jamaician Hutia
Type Locality:"Jamaica".
Distribution:Jamaica.
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Sometimes includes G. thoracatus from Little Swan Isl (see that account). Reviewed by Anderson et al. (1983). Karyotype has 2n=88; FN=136 (George and Weir, 1972b).
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    brachyurus (Hill, 1851)

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