Reference List

This list includes references used to derive specimen records as well as those with scientific name Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris listed in key words.

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38197 Web Page 618 Hunting. 2022. A local killed this 80-90 pound capybara this past weekend off the St.Mary’s river in Randolph county, Illinois while bowfishing. Created on 07/19/2022. Accessed on 07/29/2022.
38430 Book Best, T.L. and J.L. hunt. 2020. Mammals of the southeastern United States. The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, AL.
24369 Database Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. 2019. EDDMapS: Early detection and distribution mapping system. The University of Georgia, Tifton, GA. Accessed on 01/27/2019.
18880 Database Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (Larry Connor). 2009. FWC Exotic database as of 10/31/09. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
18582 Database Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, (Larry Connor). 2009. FWC Exotic database as of 3-31-2009. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
14724 Book Chapter Layne, J.N. 1997. Nonindigenous mammals. Pages 157-186 in Simberloff, D., D.C. Schmitz, and T.C. Brown, eds. Strangers in paradise: impact and management of nonindigenous species in Florida. Island Press. Washington, DC.
33824 Report Parker, B., C.J. Anderson, C. Romagosa, S. Wisely, D. Pearson, J. Seyjagat, and K.A. Sayler. 2017. Status of capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris Rodentia: Hydrochaeridae) and potential for establishment in Florida. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department, UF/IFAS Extension, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
25944 Database Ueda, K., J. Belmonte, A. Shepard, P. Leary, and S. Loarie. 2021. California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA. Accessed on 11/23/2021.
38196 News Willetts, M. 2022. Giant rodent native to South America ended up in Illinois river. A fisherman killed it. The Kansas City Star. Kansas City, MO. Created on 07/27/2022. Accessed on 07/29/2022.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/24/2024].

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