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Mesocapromys sanfelipensis (San Felipe hutia)

Wikipedia Abstract

The San Felipe hutia (Mesocapromys sanfelipensis), also known as the little earth hutia, formerly found in Cuba, is listed on the 2008 IUCN Red List as Critically Endangered, Possibly Extinct.
View Wikipedia Record: Mesocapromys sanfelipensis

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Mesocapromys sanfelipensis

EDGE Analysis

The little earth hutia is a very poorly known species that was first discovered in 1970 on a single tiny island, Cayo Juan Garcia, in the Cayos de San Felipe off southwestern Cuba. A large series of specimens was collected by Cuban researchers from the island during the 1970s, and the species has not been seen since 1978, when 43 individuals were taken as museum specimens. Black rats have been accidentally introduced to the Cayos de San Felipe and are extremely abundant today, posing a major threat to small native hutias. Intensive hunting of hutias and habitat destruction may also have occurred in the recent past. Surveys of the Cayos de San Felipe in the 1980s and 2003 found no surviving hutias, and this species may already be extinct.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.95
EDGE Score: 5.07
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Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Cayos de San Felipe Fuanal Refuge Cuba  

Range Map



Species recognized by Woods C.A., 2011-09-22, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by Patterson, B. D., G. Ceballos, W. Sechrest, M. F. Tognelli, T. Brooks, L. Luna, P. Ortega, I. Salazar, and B. E. Young. 2007. Digital Distribution Maps of the Mammals of the Western Hemisphere, version 3.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Data provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Bruce Patterson, Wes Sechrest, Marcelo Tognelli, Gerardo Ceballos, The Nature Conservancy—Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International—CABS, World Wildlife Fund—US, and Environment Canada—WILDSPACE.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access