Hyperplagiodontia araeum Ray, 1964:2

San Rafael hutia



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Plagiodontia araeum Ray, 1964:2; Hyperplagiodontia stenocoronalis Rimoli, 1976:34; Hyperplagiodontia araeum stenocoronalis Rimoli, 1976:34


Conservation Status






Biology & Ecology




Holotype: MCZ VP7675 (left upper cheektooth)

Type locality: Dominican Republic: San Rafael Province, Hondo Valley Municipality, unnamed cave 2km southeast of Rancho de La Guardia.






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.

Hansford, James et al. (2012). Taxonomy-testing and the ‘Goldilocks Hypothesis’: morphometric analysis of species diversity in living and extinct Hispaniolan hutias. Systematics and Biodiversity 10(4): 491-507.

Johnson, David H. (1948). A rediscovered Haitian rodent, Plagiodontia aedium, with a synopsis of related species. Proceedings of The Biological Society of Washington 61: 69-74.



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