Quemisia gravis Miller, 1929:22

Twisted-toothed mouse, Twisted-toothed giant hutia, Hispaniolan quemi (Day, 1981)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: after 1500?



Haiti, Hispaniola


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.

Clayton, Ray Edward. (1965). The relationships of Quemisia gravis (Rodentia: H̉eptaxodontidae). Smithsonian miscellaneous collections 149(3): 12 pp.

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

McFarlane, D.A., A. Vale, K. Christenson, J. Lundberg, G. Atilles, and S.E. Lauritzen. (2000). New specimens of Late Quaternary extinct mammals from caves in Sanchez Ramirez Province, Dominican Republic. Caribbean Journal of Science 36: 163-166.


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