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The family Capromyidae is comprised of 16 members, all commonly called hutia. In habiting various Caribbean Islands, these large rodents resemble cavies or nutria in form. Most species are herbivorous, but a few will occasionally eat small vertebrates. Most hutias nest in trees or rock crevices. They are hunted as a food source in Cuba



ITEMS in the Family: Capromyidae

Cuban Hutia (Capromys pilorides)
Cuban Hutia Skull