Macrocapromys acevedo Arredondo, 1958:10

Acevedo's giant hutia, Acevedo's hutia



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Capromys antiquus Varona and Arredondo, 1979; Macrocapromys acevedoi Arredondo, 1958; Capromys acevedo Arredondo, 1958:10


Macrocapromys acevedo "is probably synonymous with [Capromys] pilorides" according to (Wilson & Reeder, 2005).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: subfossil





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Arredondo, Oscar. (1958). Los roedores cubanos extinguidos. El Cartero Cubano 17(12): 8-11.


Other references:

Alcover, Josep Antoni et al. (1998). Mammal Species of the World: Additional Data on Insular Mammals. American Museum Novitates 3248, 29 pp., 1 table.

Aranda, E., Viñola-López, L. W., & Álvarez-Lajonchere, L. (2020). New insights on the quaternary fossil record of Isla de la Juventud, Cuba. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 102: 102656. [may represent acevedo]

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.

Brodkorb, P. (1961). Recently described birds and mammals from Cuban caves. Journal of Paleontology 1961: 633-635.

Ignacio Ramos García and Rafael Borroto Páez. (2000). Ejemplares tipo de mamíferos en colecciones cubanas. Orsis 15: 75-89.

Silva Taboada, G., Suárez Duque, W. & Díaz Franco, S. 2007. Compendio de los mamíferos terrestres autóctonos de Cuba vivientes y extinguidos. La Habana, Cuba: Museo Nacional de Historia Natural.

Turvey, Samuel T. and Fritz, Susanne A. (2011). The ghosts of mammals past: biological and geographical patterns of global mammalian extinction across the Holocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366(1577): 2564-2576. [Supplementary Information]

Upham, Nathan S. (2017). Past and present of insular Caribbean mammals: understanding Holocene extinctions to inform modern biodiversity conservation. Journal of Mammalogy 98(4): 913-917.

Upham, Nathan S. and Borroto-Páez, Rafael. (2017). Molecular phylogeography of endangered Cuban hutias within the Caribbean radiation of capromyid rodents. Journal of Mammalogy 98(4): 950-963.

Wilson, Don E. and Reeder, DeeAnn M. (eds.). (2005). Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed). Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp.


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