Ondatra zibethicus (rodent)

Mass: 1.1 kg based on Bellows and Mitchell 2002, Layne 1958, and McNab 1992

Abundance: 0.01 to 53.26% (median 0.62%)

Latitudinal range: 32.6° to 56.3°

Habitats: (38), temperate wetland (1)

Found in 39 samples

Canada: Charlie Lake Cave (Zone IV), Keffer (Midden 57, screened), Keffer (Midden 57, floated), DjPp-8 (level A), DjPp-8 (level B), Irving-Johnston, Spillsbury Bay, Caverne de la Mine (lower infill), Caverne de la Mine (upper infill)

France: Massereau

United States: Ardis, Crystal Ball Cave, Vess Cave, Ripplemead, Bat Cave, Bluegrass (macro), Dust Cave (Zones T and U), Hulme Site, McIntosh, McKinley Site (Zone A), McKinley Site (Zone B), Watson Brake (6.4 mm fraction), Weber I (Middle Archaic), Weber I (Late Archaic), Dead Indian Creek, Itasca Bison Site, Pine Hill, Otter Creek No. 2 (Zone 3), Cole Gravel Pit, Scovill, Prairie Creek (Zone D), Robinson Cave, Meyer Cave, Polecat Creek (alluvial gravel), Prairie Creek (Zone C), Prairie Creek (Zone B), New Paris Sinkhole No. 4, Natural Chimneys, Flagg Swamp Rockshelter (Archaic)

Size measurements:
♀ body mass1470 kgN = 4Bellows and Mitchell 2002
♂ body mass1263 kgN = 5Bellows and Mitchell 2002
body mass906 gN = 1Layne 1958
body mass975 gN = 1Layne 1958
body mass1004.6 kgN = 30McNab 1992
♀ total body length579 mmN = 4Bellows and Mitchell 2002
♂ total body length470 mmN = 1Bailey 1902
♂ total body length576 mmN = 5Bellows and Mitchell 2002
total body length463 mmN = 6Bailey 1902
total body length550 mmN = 1Layne 1958
total body length667 mmN = 1Layne 1958
♀ tail length244 mmN = 4Bellows and Mitchell 2002
♂ tail length202 mmN = 1Bailey 1902
♂ tail length246 mmN = 5Bellows and Mitchell 2002
tail length204 mmN = 6Bailey 1902
tail length245 mmN = 1Layne 1958
tail length270 mmN = 1Layne 1958
♀ hind foot length82 mmN = 4Bellows and Mitchell 2002
♂ hind foot length67 mmN = 1Bailey 1902
♂ hind foot length82 mmN = 5Bellows and Mitchell 2002
hind foot length68 mmN = 6Bailey 1902
hind foot length82 mmN = 1Layne 1958
hind foot length83 mmN = 1Layne 1958
♀ ear length18 mmN = 4Bellows and Mitchell 2002
♂ ear length13 mmN = 5Bellows and Mitchell 2002
♂ skull width35 mmN = 1Bailey 1902
♂ upper tooth row length15 mmN = 1Bailey 1902

See also Ondatra, Ondatra sp.