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SPECIES Isolobodon portoricensis

Author:J. A. Allen, 1916.
Citation:Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., 27: 19.
Common Name:Puerto Rican Hutia
Type Locality:Puerto Rico, Jobo Dist., near Utuado.
Distribution:Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic) and offshore islands. Introduced on Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Croix, and Mona Isl. The only known hutia on La Gonave Isl.
Status:IUCN Critically Endangered, Probably extinct, but possibly surviving on La Tortue Isl off the N coast of Haiti (Woods et al., 1985).
Comments:Even though the type locality is Puerto Rico, the species was apparently introduced there by Amerindians and the natural range is restricted to Hispaniola. Reported as extinct by Hall (1981:868), but this species survived in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico until the last few decades, and may still survive in certain remote areas (Woods et al., 1985). Includes levir (Reynolds et al., 1953).
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    levir (Miller, 1922)

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