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SPECIES Myocastor coypus

Author:Molina, 1782.
Citation:Sagg. Stor. Nat. Chile: 287.
Common Name:Coypu
Type Locality:Chile, Santiago Prov., Rio Maipo.
Distribution:S Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Boliva, Argentina, Chile.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc). Common.
Comments:Widely introduced into North America, Europe, N Asia, and E Africa. The common name coypu is preferable to nutria, since nutria in Spanish means otter. The species and subspecies were reviewed by Woods et al. (1992).
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SUBSPECIES coypus

SUBSPECIES bonariensis

SUBSPECIES melanops

SUBSPECIES sanctaecruzae

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