Geocapromys ingrahami ingrahami (J.A. Allen, 1891)

Bahaman hutia, Ingraham's hutia



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Geocapromys ingrahami J.A. Allen, 1891


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1966 (Clough, 1969)

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



East Plana Keys, Bahamas


Biology & Ecology










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Campbell, D. G., Lowell, K. S., Lightbourn, M. E. 1991. The effect of introduced Hutias (Geocapromys ingrahami) on the woody vegetation of Little Wax Cay, Bahamas. Conservation Biology 5: 536-541.

Clough, Garrett C. (1969). The Bahaman Hutia: a Rodent Refound. Oryx 10(2): 106-108. [Abstract]

Clough, Garrett C. (1972). The biology of the Bahaman Hutia, Geocapromys ingrahami. Journal of Mammalogy 53: 807-823.

Clough, Garrett C. (1974). Additional notes on the biology of the Bahamian Hutia, Geocapromys ingrahami. J. Mammal. 55(3): 670-672.

Howe, R. and Clough, Garrett C. (1971). The Bahamian Hutia in captivity. Int. Zoo Yearbook 11: 89-93.

Oswald, Jessica A. et al. (2020). Ancient DNA and high-resolution chronometry reveal a long-term human role in the historical diversity and biogeography of the Bahamian hutia. Scientific Reports 10: 1373.

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.

Turvey, S. & Dávalos, L. 2008. Geocapromys ingrahami. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T9002A12949103. Downloaded on 15 February 2017.

Woods, C.A. and Kilpatrick, C.W. 2005. Infraorder Hystricognathi. In: Wilson, D.E. and Reeder, D.M. (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 1538-1599. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.


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