Geocapromys sp. nov. 'Grand Cayman'



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Geocapromys new species A; Capromys sp. 1 Borroto-Páez, 2012:405


Invalid. Specimens from Grand Cayman belong to the same taxon as those of Cayman Brac, described in 2019 as Geocapromys caymanensis Morgan et al., 2019.


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: Holocene?



Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Caribbean


Biology & Ecology










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.

Morgan, G. S. (1994). Late Quaternary fossil vertebrates from the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands Monographiae Biologicae 71: 465-508. [Abstract]

Morgan, Gary S., MacPhee, Ross D. E., Woods, Roseina and Turvey, Samuel T. (2019). Late Quaternary fossil mammals from the Cayman Islands, West Indies. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 428: 79 pp., 24 figures, 8 tables.


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