PAGE INDEX 1. Lateral view 2. Ventral view 3. Dorsal view 4. Details 5. Web links
|A native of N. America, the muskrat was farmed in the UK during the 1930's, its fur being marketed as "musquash". Escaped animals formed feral populations totalling several thousand, which were exterminated before 1940.|
|1. Muskrat skull, lateral view.|
|2. Muskrat skull, ventral view,|
3. Muskrat skull, dorsal view.
|Details of Specimens Illustrated|
|Condylobasal length||71.8mm||Zygomatic width||44.6mm|
|Jaw length||46.7mm||Interorbital width||6.5mm|
Latin Name : Ondatra - Native American name, zibethica - "smelling like a civet", from the Italian "zibetto", the civet-cat.