Capromys beatrizae (Varona & Arredondo, 1979)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Capromys (Pygmaeocapromys) beatrizae Varona & Arredondo, 1979; Mesocapromys beatrizae (Varona & Arredondo, 1979)


Now considered a synonym of Mesocapromys nanus.


Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene or Holocene



Cuba (western)












Original scientific description:

Varona, L. S. and Arredondo, Oscar. (1979). Nuevos táxones fósiles de Capromyidae (Rodentia: Caviomorpha). Poeyana 195: 1-51.


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.

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.


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