Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID241888
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateCA
CountyStanislaus
LocalityOakdale
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Stanislaus
HUC8 Number18040010
HUC10 NameLower Stanislaus River
HUC10 Number1804001007
HUC12 NameTown of Oakdale-Stanislaus River
HUC12 Number180400100703
Map
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Collection Year1948
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity fur farm
Statuseradicated
Reference 1
Ref. Number:17129
Author:Howard, W.E.
Date:1953
Title:Nutria (Myocastor coypus) in California.
Journal:Journal of Mammalogy
Volume:34
Issue:4
Pages:512-513
CommentsLocal farmer complained about "beaver" damage to irrigation canal. Permission granted to remove the animal. 35 nutria were exterminated.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected35


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