Muskrat (Species:Ondatra zibethicus)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Ondatra
Species: Ondatra zibethicus


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the muskrat (ondatra zibethicus), the only species in genus ondatra and tribe ondatrini, is a medium-sized semiaquatic rodent native to north america and is an introduced species in parts of europe, asia, and south america. the muskrat is found in wetlands over a wide range of climates and habitats. it has important effects on the ecology of wetlands, and is a resource of food and fur for humans.


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