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SPECIES Solenodon cubanus

Author:Peters, 1861.
Citation:Monatsb. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1861: 169.
Common Name:Cuban Solenodon
Type Locality:Cuba, Oriente Prov., Bayamo.
Distribution:Extant only in SE Cuba; Late Quaternary and Amerindian sites all over the island (Ottenwalder, 2001:317).
Status:U.S. ESA Endangered; IUCN Endangered.
Comments:Sometimes placed in a distinct genus or subgenus, Atopogale, see Hall and Kelson (1959:22) and Hall (1981:22), but see Poduschka and Poduschka (1983:225-238) who regarded Atopogale as a synonym of Solenodon. For biological information see Varona (1983b) and Ottenwalder (2001).



    poeyanus Barbour, 1944

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