Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID241892
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateOH
CountyPortage
LocalityPortage County
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameMahoning
HUC8 Number05030103
Map
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Collection Year1936
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
CommentsNutria penned in the marsh, escaped during flooding event. In 1936 nutria were established (ref 17133 publication year). In 1961 no wild populations of nutria exist in Ohio (ref 17191)
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number of Breeding Males1


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