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Little Swan Island Hutia
220px-Geocapromys thoracatus (Harvard University)
Information
Range Swan Islands, off north-eastern Honduras in the Caribbean.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Capromyidae
Genus Geocapromys
Species G. thoracatus
Conservation Status
EXSpecies
Extinct
The Little Swan Island hutia (Geocapromys thoracatus) is an extinct species of rodent that lived on the Swan Islands, off north-eastern Honduras in the Caribbean. It was a slow-moving, guinea-pig-like rodent and probably emerged from caves and limestone crevices to forage on bark, small twigs and leaves.
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