Myocastor coypus as a reservoir host of Fasciola hepatica in France.
Myocastor coypus as a wild reservoir host of Fasciola hepatica (Linnaeus, 1758).
Other visitors documented included unidentified (n = 10), striped skunk (n = 8), Virginia opossum (n = 7), coypu
(n = 2), nine-banded armadillo (n = 1), and an unidentified bird (n = 1).
through which potential species-specific control can be established.
Of the species likely to occur in the region (see Kennedy, 1991), only the swamp rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus), woodchuck (Marmota monax), coypu
(nutria; Myocastor coypus
) and long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata) were not verified on the Park during the present study.
Cage trapping coypus
) on baited rafts.
Raccoons (Procyon lotor, n=47), opossums (Didelphis marsupialis, n=41), and nutria (Myocastor coypus
, n=30) were the most abundant mammals.
and the introduced nutria (Myocastor coypus
Molina) also seem likely alternate hosts for the beetle; however, no known records of P.
1) examined different species of wild vertebrates (wild mouse, bank vole, stone marten, coypus
, porcupine, bat, fox, and hedgehog) through serologic testing and viral isolation.
The nutria, Myocastor coypus
, is a native rodent of South America and occupies a variety of aquatic habitats in its native range.
Because HEV strains in rats have been recently described (8), we questioned the capacity of coypu
to act as an HEV reservoir.