Plagiodontia ipnaeum Johnson, 1948:72

Samana hutia, Hispaniolan hutia, Zagouti



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Plagiodontia velozi Rimoli, 1976?


Conservation Status


Last record: >1500 AD

IUCN RedList status: Extinct





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Johnson, D. H. (1948). A rediscovered Haitian rodent, Plagiodontia aedium, with a synopsis of related species. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 61: 69-76.


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.

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.

Turvey, S. and Helgen, K. (2008). Plagiodontia ipnaeum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 30 July 2013.

Turvey, S.T. & Helgen, K. 2018. Plagiodontia ipnaeum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T17462A22187847. Accessed on 19 June 2022.

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.

Woods, C. A., J. A. Ottenwalder, and W. L. R. Oliver. 1985. Lost mammals of the Greater Antilles: Summarized findings of a ten week field survey in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico. Dodo (Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust), 22:23-42.


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