Geocapromy ingrahami


 
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Great Abaco Hutia
(Geocapromys ingrahami abaconis)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Bahamas: Great Abaco Island

 
native name: -

 
size: ?

extinction date: ?

 
The Bahamian Hutia is, aside from several bats, the only native land mammal found in the Bahamas and was believed to be completely extinct until its rediscovery in the year 1966.

The nomintae race (Geocapromy ingrahami ingrahami) today only exists on a tiny, deserted islet named East Palana Cay, where it still can be found in some numbers.

The former distribution of this species within the Bahamas is almost unknown, because all other places have yielded only subfossil bone remains, which could well originate from wild animals as well as from animals, that were brought to other islands by men.

 
Crooked Island Hutia
(Geocapromys ingrahami irrectus)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Bahamas: Andros Island, Cat Island, Crooked Island, Eleuthera Island, Great Exuma Island, Little Exuma Island, Long Island, New Providence Island

 
native name: -

 
size: ?

extinction date: ?

 
A number of findings from several islands are assigned to this subspecies, though it is not known if these represent natural island populations or animals released by man.

 
References:

- Storrs L. Olson: 'Fossil Vertebrates from the Bahamas.' (1982)