Rhizoplagiodontia lemkei Woods, 1989:62

Lemke’s hutia



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: mid-Holocene (Cooke & Crowley, 2022)



Haiti, Hispaniola


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: UF 73946






Original scientific description:

Woods, C. A. (1989). Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Science Series 33:62, figs. 4, 5C.


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.


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