Ondatra zibethicus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Muskrat

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Animal

Sublevel 1: Vertebrate

Sublevel 2: Mammal

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Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Rodentia

Family: Cricetidae

Genus: Ondatra

Species: Ondatra zibethicus

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Native

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: No

Rarity Designations:
CT WAP (2015) - GCN (Important)
ME WAP (2015) - SGCN (Tier 3 - Moderate Priority)
VT Draft WAP (Sept. 2015) - SGCN (Medium Priority)

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph

HABITAT

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