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Giant hutias


Class Mammalia Order Rodentia Suborder Hystricognathi Family Heptaxodontidae

Very large island rodents with distinctively shaped molars


31-440 lb (14-200 kg)


Number of genera, species

4 genera, 5 species

Lowland and montane tropical rainforest

Conservation status

All species are presumed extinct


Several islands of the Greater and Lesser Antilles

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