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Myocastor coypus (Molina, 1782)

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

Scientific synonyms

Mus coypus Molina, 1782

Other names

= Coypu

Least Concern

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Similar species

Ondatra zibethicus (Linnaeus, 1766) - Muskrat

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Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Myocastor coypus bonariensis (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1806)
subspecies Myocastor coypus coypus (Molina, 1782)
subspecies Myocastor coypus melanops Osgood, 1943
subspecies Myocastor coypus sanctaecruzae Hollister, 1914
breed Myocastor coypus f. domestica - Farm Nutria

Myocastor coypus f. domestica - Farm Nutria


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