Resources

Books

Lawlor, T. Handbook to the Orders and Families of Living Mammals. Mad River Press, 1979.

MacDonald, D., S. Norris, and D. W. MacDonald, eds. Encyclopedia of Mammals. Facts on File, Inc., 2001.

Nowak, R. M. Walkers Mammals of the World. 6th ed. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

Vaughn, T. A., J. M. Ryan, and N. Czaplewski. Mammalogy. 4th ed. Brooks Cole, 1999.

Wilson, D. E., and D. M. Reeder, eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. 2nd ed. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993.

Giant hutias

(Heptaxodontidae)

Class Mammalia Order Rodentia Suborder Hystricognathi Family Heptaxodontidae

Very large island rodents with distinctively shaped molars

Size

31-440 lb (14-200 kg)

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Number of genera, species

4 genera, 5 species

Lowland and montane tropical rainforest

Conservation status

All species are presumed extinct

Distribution

Several islands of the Greater and Lesser Antilles

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