Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Capromyidae

Scientific Name: Geocapromys columbianus
Species Authority: (J. Fischer, 1829)
Common Name(s):
English Cuban Coney

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Turvey, S. & Helgen, K.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Listed as Extinct. The species is known from recent fossil deposits which also contain rats, suggesting that it persisted until the modern era and that the extinction followed the arrival of European settlers.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2002 Extinct (EX)
1996 Extinct (EX)
1994 Extinct (Ex)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was known from Cuba.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
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Population [top]

Population: Extinct.
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Unknown, but likely ground dwelling by analogy with Capromys species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown, possible due to introduction of rats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Turvey, S. & Helgen, K. 2008. Geocapromys columbianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T9004A12949470. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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