Nutria

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Nutria Myocastor coypus

Description

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.)

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