Nutria Myocastor coypus (Molina, 1782)Non-native  -  Invasive    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Mammalia   >   Order Rodentia   >   Family Myocastoridae   >   Genus Myocastor   

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A Nutria at Roanoke NWR, North Carolina (5/1/2007). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Nutria eradication program sign posted at Terrapin Nature Park in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (11/17/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

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