A small, semiaquatic rodent, Myocastor coypus, native to South America. Nutri were imported to Europe, Asia and North America for their fur, but have since become pests in most locations.
Synonyms and Related Terms
coypu; Biberratte (Deut.); coipo (Esp.); ragondin (Fr.); beverrat (Ned.); nutria (It., Pol.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Website address 1 Comment: Olympus Microscopy Resource Center at http://www.olympusmicro.com/galleries/polarizedlight/pages/antelopehairsmall.html
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutria (Accessed Nov. 9, 2005)