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Mysateles garridoi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CAPROMYIDAE

Scientific Name: Mysateles garridoi
Species Authority: (Varona, 1970)
Common Name(s):
English Garrido's Hutia

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered C2a(i) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Soy, J. & Silva, G.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct). This species has not been seen in 30 years. Survey efforts are needed to confirm if this species still exists. If there are any individuals remaining the population would be less than 250 with less than 50 individuals in any subpopulation.
History:
1996 Critically Endangered
1994 Endangered (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Endangered (IUCN 1990)
1988 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)
1982 Indeterminate (Thornback and Jenkins 1982)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from a single specimen from Cayo Maja and from several collections following (J. Soy pers. comm.).
Countries:
Possibly extinct:
Cuba
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Population [top]

Population: Very little is known about the populations of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is poorly known. It has been described as arboreal, living in mangrove trees.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is presumed to have been hunted. It is unknown whether it has been traded at the national or international level.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although little is know about threats to this species, it can be inferred that hunting has been a serious threat to this species as with other hutia.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The islands where this species is found occur in a mutliple-use protected area (Archipiélago de los Canarreos).

Citation: Soy, J. & Silva, G. 2008. Mysateles garridoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 November 2014.
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