Geocapromys ingrahami irrectus Lawrence, 1934:190

Crooked Island hutia, Crooked Island coney



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1340 to 1280 cal. BP (Steadman et al. 2017a)



Crooked Island, Eleuthera Island & Long Island, Bahamas


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: MCZ VP2107 (right lower ramus)

Type locality: Bahamas: Crooked Island, Gordon Hill Caves, "Burial Cave No. 1".


The paratypic material is also in the MCZ collection.






Original scientific description:

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


Other references:

Allen, Glover M. (1937). Geocapromys Remains from Exuma Island. Journal of Mammalogy 18: 369-370.

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

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.

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.

Koopman, Karl F., Max K. Hecht, and Emanuel Ledecky Janecek. (1957). Notes on the Mammals of the Bahamas with Special Reference to the Bats. Journal of Mammalogy 38(2): 164-174.

Steadman, David W. et al. (2017a). Holocene vertebrates from a dry cave on Eleuthera Island, Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The Holocene. [Abstract]

David W. Steadman, Hayley M. Singleton, Kelly M. Delancy, Nancy A.Albury, J. Angel Soto-Centeno, Harlan Gough, Neil Duncan, Janet Franklin & William F. Keegan. (2017b). Late Holocene Historical Ecology: The Timing of Vertebrate Extirpation on Crooked Island, Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, DOI:10.1080/15564894.2017.1305469.


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