Capromyidae gen. & sp. ‘Hispaniola’

Indeterminate Hutia (Capromyidae gen. & sp. ‘Hispaniola’)  

The subfossil remains of this form, whose closest relative seems to be the Imposter Hutia (Hexolobodon phenax (Miller)), known only in a subfossil state as well, were found in 1989 (?) on the island of Hispaniola.  

The bones have an age of about 3600 to 4700 years. [1] 



[1] Samuel T. Turvey: Holocene Extinctions. Oxford University Press, USA 2009


edited: 03.09.2020