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Myocastor coypus (Molina, 1782)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Rodentia - rodents »  family Myocastoridae - coypus

Scientific synonyms

Mus coypus Molina, 1782

Other names

= Coypu

IUCN category:Least Concern

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Similar species

Ondatra zibethicus (Linnaeus, 1766) - Muskrat

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Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Myocastor coypus bonariensis Geoffroy, 1805
subspecies Myocastor coypus coypus (Molina, 1782)
subspecies Myocastor coypus melanops Osgood, 1943
subspecies Myocastor coypus sanctaecruzae Hollister, 1914

Links and literature

EN ARKive [/coypu/myocastor-coypus/]

ARKive [http://www.arkive.org]
Data retrieved on: 16 December 2010
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305556]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Myocastor coypus (Molina, 1782)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [14085]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Myocastor coypus (Molina, 1782)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Myocastor coypus Molina, 1782]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Myocastor coypus (Molina, 1782)]

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i species introduced to area described by check-list