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coypu

a large chestnut brown, 14 inch long and 15 lb in weight, aquatic rodent which is farmed extensively for its fur. It is herbivorous, diurnal and very fertile. As a wild animal in countries where it has escaped, it has become a pest. Called also nutria, Myocastor coypus, swamp beaver.
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coypus and Chinchilla laniger, copulation in postpartum is not always fertile, even though mating of these species has been observed during this period (Weir, 1970, 1973, 1974; Roberts, Maliniak & Deal, 1984; Roberts, Koontz, Phillips & Maliniak, 1987; Iwata, 1989; Jarvis, 1991; Jori, 1998).
Species Test/Isolation Serogroup Armadillo Chaetophractus villosus Isolation Can, Ictero Opossum Didelphis albiventris Isolation Can Serology Ictero Fox Dusicyon culpaeus Serology Can, Ictero Coypu Myocastor coypus Isolation Ictero Cavy Cavia aperea pamparum Isolation Ictero Sigmodontine rodent Akodon azarae Isolation Ictero Black rat Rattus rattus Isolation/Serology Ictero, Can Brown rat Rattus norvegicus Isolation Ictero Dog Canis familiaris Serology/Isolation Can Cow Bos spp.
Huge two-foot long animals, believed to be either South American Coypus or African Greater Cane Rats, have been caught by pest controllers in Lincoln and Bradford, sparking fears that mammoth rodents are spreading across Britain.
Coypus were thought to have been eradicated in Britain in a cull 20 years ago.
Fasciola hepatica infection in livestock, guanacos and coypus in two wildlife reserves in Argentina.
Other animals documented by the motion-sensitive cameras included the northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos), eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus), and coypu (Myo-castor coypus).
They are not things you want in your pond, so I was rather relieved that our dogs failed to catch the brute, but they do seem to have persuaded the ugly beast that our pond is not a safe haven for coypus and, as there are many ponds in the neighbourhood, it has no doubt moved on to cause a problem for someone else.
Raccoons (Procyon lotor, n=87), opossums (Didelphis marsupialis, n=82), and nutria (Myocastor coypus, n=59) were the most abundant mammals.
Many mammals such as the musk-rat (Ondatra zibethicus), the raccoon (Procyon lotor), the mink (Mustela vison), and the coypu or nutria (Myocastor coypus), native to both the northern and southern hemispheres, live in coastal wetlands and are hunted by man for their furs.