The Dwarf Hutia
) is known only from Cuba
. It was last seen in 1930. Unlike the larger litter sizes of many other rodents, the Dwarf Hutia gave birth to only a single offspring. The dwarf hutia became critically endangered
due to loss of habitat and the introduction of mongooses
. The discovery of tracks and droppings in the Zapata Swamp
gives hopes that this species has survived.
- Listed as Critically Endangered (CR B1+2de v2.3)