Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID241921
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateNM
CountyChaves
LocalityPecos River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameUpper Pecos
HUC8 Number13060003
Map
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Collection Year1937
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity fur farm
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:17133
Author:Presnall, C.C.
Date:1958
Title:The Present Status of Exotic Mammals in the United States.
Journal:The Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume:22
Issue:1
Pages:45-50
Comments~500 nutria escaped during flooding event.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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