Cuban coney

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The Cuban coney (Geocapromys columbianus) is an extinct species of rodent in the family Capromyidae. It was endemic to Cuba. Its natural habitats were lowlands moist forests, xeric shrublands and rocky areas. Some scientists indicate that this species may have survived and coexisted with introduced species from the Old World until approximately 1500, while others indicate that it became extinct earlier in the Holocene.[1]

Cuban coney
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Capromyidae
Tribe: Capromyini
Genus: Geocapromys
G. columbianus
Binomial name
Geocapromys columbianus
(Chapman, 1892)[2]


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  1. ^ a b Turvey, S. & Helgen, K. (2008). "Geocapromys columbianus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T9004A12949470. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T9004A12949470.en. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  2. ^ Notes on birds and mammals observed near Trinidad, Cuba ; with remarks on the origin of West Indian bird-life. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 4, article 16.