Hexolobodon phenax Miller, 1929:19

Imposter hutia, Hispaniolan hexolobodon, Haitian hexolobodon



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hexolobodon poolei Rímoli, 1976:21


Conservation Status


Last record: after 1500 AD

IUCN RedList status: Extinct





Biology & Ecology




USNM No. 255881






Original scientific description:

Miller, G. S. (1929) (1930?). Three small collections of mammals from Hispaniola:(with two plates) (Vol. 3109). The Smithsonian Institution.


Other references:

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.

Cooke, Siobhán Bríghid and Crowley, Brooke Erin. (2022). New radiocarbon dates reveal pan-Holocene deposition of rodents at Trouing Jérémie #5, a sinkhole in the western Tiburon Peninsula, Haiti. The Holocene 32(9): 991-997.

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

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.

Nowak, R. M. (1999). Walker's mammals of the world, 6th edition. Publisher?

Rimoli, R. O. (1976) [1977]. Roedores fosiles de la Hispaniola. Universidad Central del Este, Serie Científica III, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, 54 pp., 19 pls.

Turvey, S. and Helgen, K. (2008). Hexolobodon phenax. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 26 December 2012.

Turvey, S.T. & Helgen, K. 2018. Hexolobodon phenax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T10034A22187167. Accessed on 19 June 2022.

Woods, C., Borroto, R. and Kilpatrick, C. (2001). Insular patterns and radiations of West Indian rodents, pp. 335–353. In: Woods CA, Sergile FE, eds. Biogeography of the West Indies: patterns and perspectives, 2nd edn. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.


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