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Ondatra zibethicus Linnaeus 1766 (muskrat)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Cricetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 49341

Alternative combinations: Castor zibethicus, Fiber zibethicus, Ondatra zibethica

Synonyms: Fiber nebrascensis Hollister 1911 (no. 46537), Ondatra nebrascensis Hollister 1911 (no. 49339), Ondatra triradicatus Starrett 1956 (no. 49340)

Belongs to Ondatra according to T. Galewski et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Ondatra annectens, Ondatra idahoensis, Ondatra meadensis, Ondatra minor

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 7.40 x 3.10, M2 3.70 x 2.70, M3 3.60 x 2.40, m1 7.32 x 3.00, femur length 47.0, humerus length 37.5, radius length 37.5, scapula length 35.0, tibia length 64.2, ulna length 43.7

Estimated body mass: 703.2 g based on femur length, humerus length, m1 length, tibia length, and ulna length