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Mysateles garridoi (Garrido's hutia)

Wikipedia Abstract

Garrido's hutia (Mysateles garridoi) is a critically endangered or possibly extinct species that is found in the Greater Antillean moist forests Global 200 ecoregion. Its previous range is thought to have included small islands in the Banco de los Jardins y Jardinillos of Canarreos Archipelago south of Cuba's Zapata Peninsula and east of the Isle of Youth. A single animal was collected around 1970 on Cayos Maja off of south-central Cuba. In 1989, two additional animals were captured alive in keys near Cayos Maja. Human activity in the animal's range is increasing. Hutia are hunted by fishermen.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.14
EDGE Score: 4.99


Forages - Arboreal [1]  100 %
Nocturnal [1]  Yes

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
ArchipiĆ©lago de los Canarreos Cuba  

Range Map

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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