Abstract: External morphological cranial and genetic-biochemical characters of three populations of conga hutia (Capromys pilorides) have been examined. Ecological, ethological, pelage and habitat aspects were also considered. Comparison of populations of the nominate subspecies in the Ciénaga de Zapata, and populations from the north and south of the Isle of Youth (Cuba) contributed to clarifying the taxonomic status of the populations from the south of this island, which had hereto been included in the subspecies C. p. relictus of the northern part of the isle. A detailed analyses of characters has substantiated the subspecific distinctness of the southern population of the Isle of Youth (C. pilorides ciprianoi ssp. n.).Keywords:
Author(s): Borroto Páez, R., Camacho Pérez, A. & Ramos García, I.
Title: Variation in three populations of Capromys pilorides (Rodentia: Capromyidae), and the description of a new subspecies from the south of the Isle of Youth (Cuba)
Publication date: 1992-09-30
new subspecies, morphometrics, allozymes, Capromys pilorides, CubaJournal: Miscellanea zoologica hungaricaJournal abbreviation: Miscnea zool. hung.ISSN: 0230-9017Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, BudapestEditor(s): Forró, L.
, Bankovics, A., Demeter, A., Korsós, Z., Murai, É., Pintér, L. & Matskási, I.