Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID241856
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateOR
CountyMultnomah
LocalityPortland area
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameTualatin
HUC8 Number17090010
Map
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Collection Year1936
Year AccuracyActual
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
Reference 2
Ref. Number:887
Author:Anonymous
Date:1994
Title:Wildlife integrity white paper.
Publisher:Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Pages:23 pp
CommentsFrom Larrison "Although definite data is lacking, a "wild" coypu is known to have been caught in a marshy area in Portland, Oregon, in 1936 or 1937."
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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