Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID241482
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateCA
CountyLos Angeles
LocalityElizabeth Lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSanta Clara
HUC8 Number18070102
HUC10 NameCastaic Creek
HUC10 Number1807010203
HUC12 NameElizabeth Lake
HUC12 Number180701020301
Map
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Collection Year1899
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for fur
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:17038
Author:Ashbrook, F.G.
Date:1948
Title:Nutrias grow in the United States.
Journal:The Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume:12
Issue:1
Pages:87-95
CommentsFirst record of nutria in United States. One male, three females kept for 2 years. No breeding occurred. No nutria released or established.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordnation
Museum Cat NumberNMNH
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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