Chromosomes of the Coypu

@article{Tsigalidou1966ChromosomesOT,
  title={Chromosomes of the Coypu},
  author={Vasilia Tsigalidou and A. G. Simotas and Aristeidis Fasoulas},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1966},
  volume={211},
  pages={994-995}
}
THE coypu, Myocastor coypus Molina (or Myopotamus coypus, Myopotamus bonariensis Commers, Hydromys coypus Geoff.), is a South American rodent that belongs to the family Octodentidae and sub-family Capromyidae. To-day it is found in all continents, living in swamps and fish ponds as a feral animal or raised in captivity for its fur1. So far as we know, no previous investigation of chromosome number and morphology has been carried out on this animal. 
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