Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID241832
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateWA
CountyKing
LocalitySeattle area
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NamePuget Sound
HUC8 Number17110019
Map
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Collection Year1943
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity fur farm
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:17109
Author:Larrison, E.J.
Date:1943
Title:Feral Coypus in the Pacific Northwest.
Journal:The Murrelet
Volume:24
Issue:1
Pages:3-9
CommentsTrappers taking nutria annually for several years.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierBurton Lauckhart, biologist, WA dept of game
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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