Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID241891
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateOH
CountyLucas
LocalityWhitehouse
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Maumee
HUC8 Number04100009
HUC10 NameLower Swan Creek
HUC10 Number0410000908
HUC12 NameLower Blue Creek
HUC12 Number041000090802
Map
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Collection Day28
Collection Month12
Collection Year1946
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity fur farm
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:17130
Author:Petrides, G.A., and D.L. Leedy
Date:1948
Title:The Nutria in Ohio.
Journal:Journal of Mammalogy
Volume:29
Issue:2
Pages:182-183
Reference 2
Ref. Number:17191
Author:Bednarik, K.E.
Date:1961
Title:Nutria in Ohio.
Publisher:Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.
Issue:W-94
Pages:5-6
CommentsThe nutria was found in the farmer's barn eating corn with the pigs. In 1946 nutria were collected (ref 17130 publication year). In 1961 no wild populations of nutria exist in Ohio (ref 17191)
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Classadult
SizeTL= 955mm, tail= 335mm, hindfoot= 127mm, ear= 16mm
Number of Breeding Males1


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