hutia

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hutia

(huːˈtɪə)
n
(Animals) any of the fairly large rat-like rodents of the family Capromyidae native to Cuba, the West Indies and northern South America
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Recently, by means of dated phylogeny was supported that the ancestral of Nesotriatoma arrived in the Antillean islands approximately 14.8-18.8 millions of years (associated with rodent subfamily Capromyinae) (Justi et al., 2016) and by phylogenetic analysis we can see that Nesotriatoma and Panstrongylus share an ancestor comum (Justi et al., 2014, 2016).