Geocapromys ingrahami abaconis Lawrence, 1934:191

Great Abaco hutia, Abaco Island hutia



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Great Abaco Island, Bahamas


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: MCZ VP2108

Type locality: Bahamas: Great Abaco Islands, Hole in the Wall, Imperial Lighthouse Caves.

Paratypes are also in the MCZ collection.






Original scientific description:

Lawrence, B. (1934). New Geocapromys from the Bahamas. Occ. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. His. 8: 189-196.


Other references:

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.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Goodwin, Harry A. and Goodwin, J. M. (1973). List of mammals which have become extinct or are possibly extinct since 1600. Int. Union Conserv. Nat. Occas. Pap. 8: 1-20.

Steadman, D. W., Franz, R., Morgan, G. S., Albury, N. A., Kakuk, B., Broad, K., ... & Dilcher, D. L. (2007). Exceptionally well preserved late Quaternary plant and vertebrate fossils from a blue hole on Abaco, The Bahamas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(50): 19897-19902.


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