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Sculptures by Phyllis Bone

Coypu, Myocaster coypus

Suborder Hystricognathi

This large robust rodent burrows in river banks, feeds on water plants and is a good swimmer. The hind feet are webbed and long, coarse outer fur stops the soft underfur from becoming wet. The female’s mammae are situated in a row high on the side to enable her to feed the young while swimming.

Link to Coypu Skeleton