Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID242010
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateMD
CountyGarrett
LocalityYoughiogheny River at Oakland
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameYoughiogheny
HUC8 Number05020006
Map
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Collection Day18
Collection Month12
Collection Year1967
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity fur farm
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:17145
Author:Harman, D.M., and T. Thoerig
Date:1968
Title:Occurence of the Porcupine Erethizon dorsatum and the Nutria Myocastor coypus bonariensis in Western Maryland.
Journal:Chesepeake Science
Volume:9
Issue:2
Pages:138-139
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Classadult
Size6 lbs
Number of Breeding Males1


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