Last Updated: 
03-Oct-2000
 

 

 

 

Isolobodon

 

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    A genus of extinct capromyid rodents ("hutias") known from Hispaniola, Mona Island, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Believed native to Hispaniola and transported to Puerto Rico by Amerindians as a food item. Isolobodon is a common element in Puerto Rican Amerindian middens, but is not yet known from non-cultural sites on that island.

 

 

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