Capromys garridoi Varona, 1970:2

Garrido’s hutia



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Mysateles garridoi (Varona, 1970:2)


Has now been re-identified as an individual of Capromys pilorides (Turvey et al., 2017).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: c.1978 (Soy & Silva, 2008)

It was reportedly rediscovered by (Berovides-Alvarez & Comas-Gonzalez, 1991; fide Fisher, 2011), but is now considered invalid (Turvey et al., 2017).

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) (since removed, see "Taxonomy & Nomenclature" above)



small unnamed islet northwest of Cayo Largo, Archipiélago de los Canarreos, Cuba


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype.






Original scientific description:

Varona, L. S. (1970). Nueva especie y nuevo subgénero de Capromys (Rodentia: Caviomorpha) de Cuba. Poeyana (Academia de Ciencias de Cuba) 73: 1-18.


Other references:

Berovides-Alvarez, V. & Comas-Gonzalez, A. (1991). The critical condition of hutias in Cuba. Oryx, 25, 206-208.

Borroto-Páez 2011a [cited by Turvey et al. 2017]

Borroto-Páez, Rafael and Mancina, Carlos A. (2017). Biodiversity and conservation of Cuban mammals: past, present, and invasive species. Journal of Mammalogy 98(4): 964-985.

Borroto-Páez, Rafael, Mancina, Carlos A., Woods, Charles A. and Kilpatrick, C. William. (2012). Checklist: Updated Checklist of Endemic Terrestrial Mammals of the West Indies, pp. 389-415. In: Borroto-Páez, Rafael, Woods, Charles A. and Sergile, F. E. (eds.). Terrestrial Mammals of the West Indies: Contributions. Gainesville, Florida: Florida Museum of Natural History and Wacahoota Press. 482 pp.

Borroto-Páez, Rafael, Woods, C. A. and Kilpatrick C. W. (2005). Sistematica de las Iutías de las Antill as (Rodentia, Capromyídae). In: Alcover, J. A. and Bover, P. (eds.). Proceedings of the International Symposium "Insular Vertebrate Evolution: the Palaeontological Approach': Monografies de la Societat d'Història Natural de les Balears 12: 33-50.

Fisher, Diana O. (2011). Trajectories from extinction: where are missing mammals rediscovered? Global Ecology & Biogeography 20: 415-425. [Appendix S1]

Kratochvíl, J., L. Rodriguez, and V. Barus. 1978. Capromyinae (Rodentia) of Cuba. I. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium. Academiae Scientiarum Bohemoslovacae (Brno), n.s., 12(11): 1-60.

Silva Taboada et al. 2007 [cited by Turvey et al. 2017]

Soy, J. and Silva, G. (2008). Mysateles garridoi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 29 July 2013.

Thornback, Jane and Jenkins, Martin (compilers). (1982). The IUCN Mammal Red Data Book. Part 1: Threatened Mammalian Taxa of the Americas and the Australasian Zoogeographic Region (Excluding Cetacea). Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 516 pp.

Samuel T Turvey, Rosalind J Kennerley, Jose M Nuñez-Miño and Richard P Young. (2017). The Last Survivors: current status and conservation of the non-volant land mammals of the insular Caribbean. Journal of Mammalogy 98(4): 918-936. [Abstract]

Varona, L. S. (1980a). Mamiferos de Cuba. Editorial Gente Nueva, Habana. [annotated by the author]

Varona, L. S. (1980b). Protection in Cuba. Oryx 15(3): 282-284.

Woods, C. A., R. Borroro Paéz, and C. W. Kilpatrick. 2001. Insular patterns and radiations of West Indian rodents. Pp. 335-353, in Biogeography of the West Indies: Patterns and perspectives. (C. A. Woods and F. E. Sergile, eds.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, 582 pp.


<< Back to the Rodents database