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Adrian A. Barnett, PhD

Class Mammalia Order Rodentia Suborder Hystricognathi Family Capromyidae

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Medium to large stockily built rodents with broad rounded heads


Number of genera, species

8 genera; at least 24 species


Forest, woodlands, scrub, cliffs, and mangroves Conservation status

Extinct: 6 species; Critically Endangered: 6 species; Vulnerable: 4 species; Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 2 species

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