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Mesocapromys kraglievichi Varona & Arredondo

Kraglievich’s Dwarf Hutia (Mesocapromys kraglievichi)  

This species was described in 1979 based on subfossil remains that were found in a cave named Cueva de Paredones near the town of San Antonio de los Baños in the Artemisa Province, Cuba.  

The species most probably disappeared sometimes after the colonization of the Antilles by Caribbean tribes.  


This species is somewhat questionable and in need of a revision.  


edited: 31.10.2017