Ondatra zibethicus Linnaeus 1766 (muskrat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Alternative combinations: Castor zibethicus, Fiber zibethicus, Ondatra zibethica

Synonyms: Fiber nebrascensis Hollister 1911, Ondatra nebrascensis Hollister 1911, Ondatra triradicatus Starrett 1956

Belongs to Ondatra according to T. Galewski et al. 2006

See also Albright et al. 2019, Crile and Quiring 1940, Hay 1902, Hibbard 1955, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1860, Martin 1993, Martin 1996, Miller 1976, Semken 1966, Starrett 1956, Stephens 1960, Wilson 1967 and Wilson and Reeder 1993

Sister taxa: Ondatra annectens, Ondatra idahoensis, Ondatra meadensis, Ondatra minor

Ecology: amphibious herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (5: Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Yukon collections), United States (62: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia)

Total: 67 collections each including a single occurrence

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