Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.


Name Sources Status
Coypu Michаel Frаnkis, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, Conabio, IUCN Red List, NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, Paleobiology Database, uBio Trusted
Nutria Deniz Martinez, Anage Data, IUCN Red List, JELA All Categories Full Species List January 2013, NCBI Taxonomy, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Ratao do Banhado uBio Untrusted
River Rat Deniz Martinez Trusted

Brazilian Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Caxingui Bruno Marino Trusted
Nútria Bruno Marino Trusted
Ratão d'água Bruno Marino Trusted
Ratão-do-banhado Bruno Marino Trusted


Name Sources Status
Beverrat Rob de Ruiter Trusted


Name Sources Status
Nutria Kari Pihlaviita Trusted
Rämemajava Kari Pihlaviita Trusted


Name Sources Status
Nutria uBio Unknown
Ragondin Michаel Frаnkis, Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel, uBio Trusted
ragondín Conabio Trusted


Name Sources Status
Biberratte Michаel Frаnkis, Conabio, uBio Trusted
Nutria Michael Wunderli, Josefin Stiller Trusted
Sumpfbiber Conabio, uBio Trusted


Name Sources Status
Ratão-do-banhado Conabio, uBio Trusted


Name Sources Status
coipu Conabio Trusted
Coipù uBio Unknown
Coypu Deniz Martinez Trusted
Myocastor coypus Unknown Trusted


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