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Archipiélago de Sabana hutia

Archipiélago de Sabana hutia

The Archipiélago de Sabana hutia (Capromys pilorides gundlachianus) is a subspecies of the Desmarest's hutia endemic to the Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago of Cuba.[1][2][3]

Archipiélago de Sabana hutia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Echimyidae
Tribe: Capromyini
Genus: Capromys
C. p. gundlachianus
Trinomial name
Capromys pilorides gundlachianus
(Varona, 1983)
  • Capromys gundlachianus


It has traditionally been considered a subspecies of the Cuban hutia, but was tentatively elevated to species status by Verona in 1983 because of sequence divergence of a specimen from Cayo Ballenato del Medio. However, this locality is outside the published range of Capromys gundlachianus, so further studies are needed to confirm its taxonomic status. The IUCN does not recognize the Archipiélago de Sabana hutia as distinct from the Cuban hutia,[4] and neither does the American Society of Mammalogists.[5]


  1. "Mammal Species of the World: Division of Mammals: Department of Vertebrate Zoology: NMNH". Retrieved 2015-01-01.
  2. "Mammal Species of the World - Browse: gundlachianus". Retrieved 2015-01-01.
  3. Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.A.M. (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Vol. 1. Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 9780801882210. Retrieved 2015-01-01.
  4. Soy, J.; Silva, G. (2008). "Capromys pilorides". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T3842A10116507. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  5. "Explore the Database". American Society of Mammalogists. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
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