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2009-01-09 13:10:00

Researchers have released new footage of one of the world's rarest mammals "“ a giant shrew-like creature that packs a venomous bite.Discovered in the Caribbean, the Hispaniolan solenodon resembles a large shrew with a long thin snout. The insect-eating mammal can be found only in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, researchers say. "My colleagues were excited and thrilled when they found it in the trap," said Dr Richard Young, from Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust."But despite a...


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Hispaniolan Hutia, Plagiodontia aedium
2012-07-02 14:55:49

The Hispaniolan hutia (Plagiodontia aedium) is a species of hutia, sometimes known as the zagouti or jutía in Spanish. It is the only species of hutia still in existence. Its range, as well as the ranges of its extinct relations, is restricted to an island shared by The Dominican Republic and Haiti called Hispaniola. Other species are currently being classified as subspecies of the Hispaniolan hutia. Typically, the Hispaniolan hutia prefers a habitat within forests. It digs burrows in...

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2007-07-16 16:18:12

The Hispaniolan Solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus), also known as the Haitian Solenodon or Agouta, is a solenodon found only on the island of Hispaniola, part of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Currently, the solenodon may only be surviving in two places in the Dominican Republic: Jaragua and Del Este National Parks. Its presence in Los Haitises National Park is inferred but unconfirmed. It was discovered in 1833. The Hispaniolan Solenodon belongs to the order Soricomorpha and the family...

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