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Cabrera's hutia

Cabrera's hutia

Cabrera's hutia (Mesocapromys angelcabrerai) is a species of rodent in the subfamily Capromyinae. It is endemic to Cuba. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical mangrove forests and swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Cabrera's hutia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Echimyidae
Tribe: Capromyini
Genus: Mesocapromys
M. angelcabrerai
Binomial name
Mesocapromys angelcabrerai
(Varona, 1979)

Its species name is in honour of Spanish zoologist Ángel Cabrera.


  1. Kennerley, R.; Turvey, S.T.; Young, R.; Borotto-Páez, R. (2020). "Mesocapromys angelcabrerai". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T13215A22186284. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T13215A22186284.en. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
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