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Mesocapromys melanurus  (Poey, 1865)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 825386

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Mysateles melanurus (Poey, 1865)
    Mysateles arboricolus Kratochvíl, Rodriguez and Barus, 1978
    Mesocapromys rufescens (Mohr, 1939)
  Common Name(s): Black-tailed Hutia [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderHystricomorpha Brandt, 1855  
                                     InfraorderHystricognathi Brandt, 1855 – hystricognath rodents  
                                        FamilyCapromyidae Smith, 1842 – capromyid rodents  
                                           SubfamilyCapromyinae Smith, 1842  
                                              GenusMesocapromys Varona, 1970  
                                                 SpeciesMesocapromys melanurus (Poey, 1865) – Black-tailed Hutia  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Woods, Charles A., and C. William Kilpatrick / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Infraorder Hystricognathi Brandt, 1855   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 1538-1600   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Mesocapromys melanurus, Black-tailed Hutia [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Caribbean  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (nt) as Mysateles melanurus. Locally abundant in Guisa, Gramma Prov., but uncommon in other regions of the eastern provinces (Borroto et al., 2001)  
    Comments: The author and date of publication for this species are usually given as Peters, 1864, but Varona (1974:63), established the correct author and date as Poey, 1865. Includes arboricolus of Kratochvíl et al. (1978:48), who placed it in the genus Mysateles, subgenus Leptocapromys. However, this specimen is considered to be a young female M. melanurus by Varona (1986:7). We have examined this specimen, and concur with Varona. Woods et al. (2001) concluded that Mysateles was paraphyletic and tha...  



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